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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA)

Open today: 10:00 - 19:00
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Its Winning Me Over.....Honest

Had a visit during the home exhibition and it was quite interesting, different materials used in... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Dave J
Stokesley, United Kingdom
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Good place to be.

Really enjoyed my trip here. Wide range of artists and exhibits. The gallery is very quiet and so I... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
London, United Kingdom
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  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible19%
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Mima is one of the UK's leading galleries for modern and contemporary art and craft. The landmark building designed by Erick van Egeraat Architects is situated in the heart of Middlesbrough. mima opened to international critical acclaim on 27...more
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Middlesbrough Centre Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ, England
+44 1642 726720
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Difficult to enjoy the experience when I feel like I'm being stalked by staff whilst I'm having a look around... lessons in customer service are needed.

Thank Vexingperson
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed my trip here. Wide range of artists and exhibits. The gallery is very quiet and so I can understand some of the negative comments but staff were all helpful and friendly when I spoke to them. The cafe is excellent too, although it...More

Thank 602FionaJ
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This museum is currently undergoing senior management changes which changes the emphasis of the museum and exhibitions (At least it did on the last change of director). So, even if you may have been here before a 2nd visit would be worthwhile. There are 5...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Obviously hurt by some negative reviews I was given a full explanation of what was where to ensure I missed nothing. As a result I really enjoyed my visit despite my issues with a lot of modern art. There is some classic stuff too. Cafe...More

2  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I read the not so complimentary reviews for this museum and almost did not visit. However, I popped in for half an hour and wished I had allowed more time. It was most relaxing. A nice enough gift shop. Interesting modern art - I including...More

2  Thank Evangelitsa
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Had a visit during the home exhibition and it was quite interesting, different materials used in construction and social housing etc, this was topped off with a visit to the excellent cafe....it's definitely a big plus when going to the MIMA and it's very good...More

2  Thank Dave J
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I visited Mina as I'd heard several different opinions so visited myself to make my own mind up but I'm afraid I felt the building was OK but didn't give off a friendly comfortable feeling in fact it felt cold and really unwelcoming this Hugh...More

Thank richardsB8432JU
Reviewed 23 January 2018

My wife and I visited MIMA for the first time on a Tuesday afternoon. We were the ONLY visitors - as soon as we started to look at the exhibits, the two museum male members of staff (presumably 'guides') started to walk around the rooms...More

2  Thank mgmusic1
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend a visit here, we popped in on the of chance, stayed for hours, kids loved it too.

2  Thank Frankie bell H
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Spent a good hour in this place enjoying the historic art collection and the modern galleries. Staff very helpful and informative, they offered a free guided tour which was helpful as they put the art into context. Some well known artists works in here.

2  Thank BoroBoy2014
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