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Dorman Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 - 15:30
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Great quality local museum

We've been here a few times and always enjoy it. We're a family of four - two girls ages 6 and 4... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2019
Darlington, United Kingdom
Very Good Local Museum

Came across this little jewel when visiting nearby. Some parking outside the building and when... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2019
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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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 interactive activities couple of hours free entry short film harry potter art pottery great rainy day activity all ages gift shop local area a great place to spend tea room linthorpe road adults and children
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on a very cold March day and it was a useful attraction to while away a couple of hours. The local history we found particularly interesting and is a valuable introduction to the town.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mel14750
Reviewed 8 February 2019

We've been here a few times and always enjoy it. We're a family of four - two girls ages 6 and 4. There is always plenty to interest us all. Some of the exhibits are looking a little tired in places and would benefit from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FredSalmon
Reviewed 2 February 2019

Came across this little jewel when visiting nearby. Some parking outside the building and when looking towards the park the entrance is on your right. It is not easy to realise it is there. It has an interesting collection of historical artefacts about the local...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lakehousehold
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Came here a few times as a kid so felt a revisit necessary. The one thing I do remember is the huge collection of stuffed birds and eggs which still takes up quite a proportion of the place. Some interesting sections on the history of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 261peteri
Reviewed 2 December 2018

A free and most interesting small museum (1.5 hours max to look round) with a focus on the Teesside area and Middlesbrough in particular. Excellent social history displays and information. We found the recently opened '50's display room of much interest. A quaint feel to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

A good day out if you want something free to do It’s a good place to take young children Their an on site cafe but I’ve never been in it so wouldn’t know the prices But overall it’s okay

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Haleemah7x
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Came here to have a look round it's an amazing place to visit loads to see and the themed exhibitions are great just had Harry potter

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 686maureenr
Reviewed 10 November 2018

If you are interested in Christopher Dresser or in Linthorpe and Ault art pottery this is esential viewing. They have a remarkable collection which is nicely displayed. (The rest of the museum looks good too - and the tea shop is quite wonderful).

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wulfruna
Reviewed 2 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Glyn T
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18 March 2016|
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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