Kirkleatham Museum

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Kirkleatham Museum
4.5
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Kirky
Green Hammerton, UK219 contributions
Combine with a wander around Kirkleatham or wait until the walled garden is open
Oct 2020
I like and support local history museums but I just can't rave about this one, I'm afraid. The main problem is the shortage of artefacts. I visited primarily for the exhibition about Gertrude Bell but it just consisted of panels of information [most of which I knew from reading online] and three or four minor objects associated with her, eg her childhood stamp album.

There was more to read about Redcar's steel history but, again, not much to look at.

The museum does have some good artefacts: the jewelry of the Saxon princess unearthed in 2005. That's about it, though.

Far more interesting than the museum is the old village of Kirkleatham including the hospital, arch, stable block for the demolished hall, and mausoleum. Buy a booklet about it from the shop and have a wander like I did. The restoration of the walled garden sounds interesting too. I will return in the spring when it's now due to open.
Written 3 November 2020
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Clare M
Manchester, UK356 contributions
Half and half
Sep 2020 • Family
The nusuem was clean with good safety measures in place,staff friendly,gift shop really good but apart from the anglo saxon princess bit there was nothing to interest young children.
Written 13 September 2020
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dnowland_12
Leeds, UK4,310 contributions
Re-vamped children's playground
Aug 2020
On our way for a day out on Redcar beach with the grandchildren, we decided to visit the adventure playground in the park of the Museum for a picnic and play, and we are very glad we did, even though it was quite hard to maintain social distancing, but I am pleased to say everybody was very sensible and the kids had a great time playing on all the things available such as climbing frames, swings and swirly things.
The park is trying to create a maze at the top end of the car park which was also explored by the children. Yes all in all a very enjoyable stop over before our final destination of the beach. Well worth visiting whether you are visiting the museum or not, young children will really enjoy it here.
Written 13 September 2020
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littletuppence
Durham, UK267 contributions
Museum but only just
Sep 2020 • Couples
I think this place is confused a little . History about steel in good but the movie clips seemed to be an advert for companies - would of rather of heard tales from the steelworkers.
Princess burial wasn’t really that interesting and so drawn out . Few bits of Swedish glass and a basket in a room - no context .
No refreshments other than an instant coffee from the owl sanctuary . Understand co-vid and all that but a cafe would be good .
Written 12 September 2020
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Maxrossi1
Redcar, UK23 contributions
Xmas market
Dec 2019 • Family
Had a visit today to a small local xmas craft market. Whilst at kirkleatham we went into the hall to see the British Steel exhibition. Ive never been in the museum it was well worth it. The exhibition was good and the other rooms were interesting. There is a play room for infants and a gift counter. Also a play area and picnic tables and owl centre outside.
Written 6 March 2020
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susan941
Manchester, UK4 contributions
Victorian Christmas
Dec 2019
A wonderful event ,great value for money .£4 to see Father Xmas and a wooden present . Real reindeer . Lots of lovely stalls . Staff were so friendly and helpful . A craft section for children .painting an ornament. Kirkleatham puts on such great events . I also go to The Thrift event .Another wonderful day out , a big THANKYOU to all the hardworking staff .
There is also a great playground and an owl centre to visit for £1 ,!!! How good is that
Written 4 December 2019
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ALISON MEREDITH
Redcar, UK46 contributions
Family day out
Nov 2019 • Family
This is a grate place to visit.
The museum is nice to look around at all history
There is also a gift shop
There is a cafe sophwlies they make fantastic cheese cake. Even the actors of coronation street buy this famous cake
There is also am owel center to go see. There is a small fee to pay
As the money is for the up keep of the owl center open. But there are also goals and lots of other animal like meerkats
We also have a big park
Written 26 November 2019
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Melissa K
Redcar, UK1 contribution
Fun for all
Sep 2019
This is a great place to come with the family, plenty to do, from the museum to the park. There is also a nice cafe on site where you can grab a drink and something to eat
Written 9 October 2019
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Jacqui
2 contributions
Gorgeous Place
Sep 2019 • Family
We visited here as it’s local to our home on an unexpected day , can not fault this place lovely wooden park for all ages museum to visit and also a beautiful little cafe for meals, sandwich and cakes ( cakes are a must when visiting the cafe )
Written 9 October 2019
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brott
North Yorkshire18 contributions
Lovely day out
Aug 2019 • Family
Visited Kirkleatham Museum with husband, grandchildren and their friends. Museum was educational and very interesting, staff very friendly and helpful. We all enjoyed it very much. After a picnic in the grounds the children spent time in the play park. Lovely day out.
Written 15 September 2019
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