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Dorman Museum

With 8 galleries and 3 exhibition spaces, there's something for everyone and plenty of hands-on activities, objects and children's trails. Temporary exhibition galleries and regular holiday events.


  • Welcome
    • Good for walkers
    • Good for school visits
    • Good for families
  • Parking & transport
    • Accessible by public transport
  • Groups
    • Group tours available
  • General
    • Toilets available
    • Restaurant/Tearoom/Cafe
    • Baby changing facility
  • Events
    • Events venue
  • Animals
    • Guide animals allowed
  • Access
    • Wheelchair friendly
    • Pushchair friendly
    • Lift
    • Accessible toilet


Nearest major road is A66. From the A66 or the A19 head for Middlesbrough town centre. Dorman Museum is located on Linthorpe Road and is brown-signed from the town centre and A66.

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Details about Dorman Museum

The Dorman Museum has a huge collection of items from the fantastic to the fabulous, from natural history and geology to social history and Victorian arts and craft.

Interesting and fun for all ages and abilities with 8 galleries and 3 exhibition spaces meaning there's something for everyone including plenty of hands-on activities, objects and children's trails.

Experience life in a bomb shelter, investigate local history, explore the natural world and come face to face with ancient civilisations.

Enjoy the impressive collection of Linthorpe Pottery. There are 1,060 items in the Linthorpe Pottery collection representing around 465 of the 2,350 different designs thought to have been produced during the pottery’s ten year history.

The Nelson Room featuring the Thomas Hudson Nelson collection of birds and eggs features over 100 mounted bird specimens on display in the gallery.

Changing exhibition programme and regular holiday events. Fully accessible and FREE.

Opening times

Tuesday-Sunday - 9.30am-5pm (Last entry 4.45 pm)

Call 01642 813781 to check any additional closed dates.

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