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Dorman Museum

Open Now: 10:30 - 15:30
Open today: 10:30 - 15:30
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Brand new history!

This is a smashing place to visit. Lots to entertain and you can finish off in the tea room! And... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Fantastic place

A really great little museum, good local exhibits and artifacts and plenty for the little ones to... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Glyn T
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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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Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6LA, England
+44 1642 813781
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All reviews eggs stuffed birds well worth a visit interesting displays couple of hours interactive activities massive collection short film closed mondays great rainy day activity free entry all ages lots of local history amazing collection few hours gift shop central park
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a smashing place to visit. Lots to entertain and you can finish off in the tea room! And it's FREE.

Thank boro4me2016
Reviewed 5 September 2018

A really great little museum, good local exhibits and artifacts and plenty for the little ones to do. and its free!

Thank Glyn T
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were visiting Middlesbrough for the first time in 20years and thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The Nelson room was superb, a reason to visit the museum itself, I remember the museum as a little girl and do not know why I put it off so...More

1  Thank FloraFo
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Always love to visit museums and it never disappoints having this so close by. I have been a few times this summer (with the grandkids) and enjoyed the exhibitions, I especially loved the Dresser exhibit, such a wonderful collection, so many items, I do however...More

Thank BD1919
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We went specifically to see the Christopher Dresser collection and were not disappointed, it was amazing!

Thank GretaK
Reviewed 24 August 2018

I have always had a soft spot for our mueum seem to try with very limited funds. Staff could be a bit friendlier alot of memories some a bit cobbled together. Nice to see again

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We come here as 9yr old likes it but must admit 5yr old finds it a bit boring. Lots to see & lots of information. There’s a good selection of activities upstairs as well as a pond projected onto the floor which the kids love....More

Thank LinsH83
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is always worth a visit. Free entry, limited free parking and only a short walk out of Middlesbrough town centre. We have visited several times and always enjoyed ourselves, and will continue to do so, but I would advise people not to make...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This Museum is a must visit place if you want to understand the history of the TOWN and how the Iron Ore found in the Cleveland Hills made the BORO a boom town in the late eighteen hundreds when it was full of Irish Immigrants...More

Thank kelvinwilliama2014
Reviewed 10 April 2018

To be homest, I didn't have high expectations of this museum, but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and the interesting exhibits included. Learnt a lot about Middlesbrough and it's people ... well worth a visit.

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18 March 2016|
Response from jennytomo |
yes there is a car park at the back of museum. and one situated on linthorpe road that is free for up to 2 hrs
20 July 2015|
Response from rachiikins | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes the museum is open every Wednesday from 9:30am - 4:30pm. A number of the permanent exhibitions are great for children including Town in Time, Earth in Space and H2O - the museum website has more details about... More