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Dorman Museum

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Address: Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6LA, England
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+44 1642 813781
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09:30 - 16:30
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 16:30
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Dorman Museum celebrates Middlesbrough through natural and social history,...

Dorman Museum celebrates Middlesbrough through natural and social history, and includes extensive exhibitions dedicated to Linthorpe Art Pottery, locally produced in the late 1800s, and Dr Christopher Dresser, the preeminent Victorian designer.

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Fascinating and free !

I have been visiting friends in Middlesbrough for years and never got round to going to the Dorman Long museum - it was worth the wait! Really interesting displays on the local... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been visiting friends in Middlesbrough for years and never got round to going to the Dorman Long museum - it was worth the wait! Really interesting displays on the local social and industrial history of Middlesbrough. The gallery of Linthorpe pottery and adjoining Christopher Dresser gallery were stunning in the range of items on display. All in all,... More 

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Thank Laura B
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This town (and museum) was founde on the Iron, Coal & shipbuilding industries and this museum reflect the change in lifestyle over the past 100 years it is facinating to see how much has changed and how this area has developed from "nothing"

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Thank H345DDpaulg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to the museum every few months, our daughter loves running around and completing the activity sheets as she gets a lolly at the end. They have a gallery which is constantly updated with visiting exhibitions, some are fantastic and others are not really for children but you can usually see on the website what's on. The main museum... More 

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Thank Roisin R
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a child I visited often,then a traditional museum with dead birds and animals. Now shows the history of the people and industry of Teesside and has speciality exhibitions relevant to the Linthorpe Pottery and Dr Christopher Dresser. First rate venue.

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Thank challenger530
Cayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is a stunningly beautiful museum run by the council, and it is FREE admission. Think they are justified in charging a couple of pounds admission really, but they do not.

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Thank KennyC999
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A Museum which is proud of both its industrial and its arts heritage. A must is a visit to its beautiful collection of its Linthorpe Pottery and its connection to the influential designer Christopher Dresser. Well worth a visit just for this.

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Thank Gail S
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The Dorman family [Forman Long] were part of Ironopolis ... it's odd to think of Middlesbrough as being at the cutting edge of the2nd industrial revolution like silicon valley is with the 4th with Artificial Intelligence. The place is packed with really interesting nature and mechanical exhibits with a huge park next to it.

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Thank DAVE V V
durham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Fascinating. Full of interest. We are frequent visitors and always take our visiting guests there. Nice friendly staff. And free entry!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Walk through the doors, and I am back to being a small child. Never fail to find something new to interest me, and some lovely old exhibits from my childhood. A lovely combination of a traditional fusty old museum, merged with some more modern day interactive exhibitions. Lovely location next to the park.

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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Visited loads of times and it as always been a pleasure and always something new to look at, I love the olde Middlesbrough history it's amazing....long may it stay open.

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