Dorman MuseumMiddlesbrough, North Yorkshire
With 8 permanent galleries and another 2 temporary ones you can be sure there's plenty to see and do at the Dorman Museum!
The permanent exhibitions are pretty disparate and so offer educational entertainment in a wide range of interests and fields of study, with most related back to the region itself for a nice local focus. The more self-explanatory sections include 20th Century Woman, Town In Time, H20 and Art Pottery.
Alongside these you can also explore a gallery dedicated to the Lordship of Acklam Plan which is an incredibly large and detailed map; The Nelson Room which pertains to an ornithologist of that name (rather than the Admiral) and offers huge egg and mounted bird collections; and the Four Corners gallery which showcases their original artefact collections and celebrates the museum's growth form a simple natural history museum to the intellectual extravaganza it is today.
It should be mentioned to kids ahead of time that the final gallery Earth In Space is more a study of galactic perspective through looking at earthly materials than it is any kind of outer space experience.
Additional facilities available here include resources room and education suite for groups, plus a cafe with loos and baby changing room alongside. There are also lockers available in the reception area so if you've got young kids and you're toting tonnes of stuff, there's a handy repository to give you a break from that while you're exploring.
Tuesday to Sunday 10:30 - 15:30
Pricing & Tickets
All ages: FREE
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Yes, there is parking onsite.