Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art | Day Out With The Kids

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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England

  • Outside view of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
  • Boy drawing at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
  • Kids colouring at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art offers a fascinating free day out for the family, with something for everyone.

mima has a family programme which includes a number of weekly activities, and regular school holiday programmes. Mini mima offers fun, interactive art activities for 0 to 4 year olds and their parents or carers, with refreshments provided. Mini mima runs every Thursday during term time, from 10am to 11.30am. £3.50 per child, accompanying adult free. Booking required.

The Saturday art trolley is there for families to get involved with creating and making with all sorts of material. Just drop in and join in! 1 to 4pm every week. Free!

mima daily family activities free, Interactive trail around mima with lots of fun adventures to do as a family, to help you get more out of your visit. There is also a free mima map will help you find your way around mima, and you can take it home and build your own mima as a memento of your visit.

Free doodle sheets are also available, so grab one and have a go at creating a wonderful artwork to take home too!

Regular school holiday programmes happen throughout the year, with information about upcoming events to be found on our website. For all events please go to reception when you arrive. To book, call mima reception or email.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Centre Square, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS1 2AZ, England


Click here to visit Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art's website
01642 931232

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 - 16:30, Thursday 10:00 - 19:00, Saturday 10:00 - 16:30, Sunday 12:00 - 16:00


Free admission

More Information

Eating information

Cafe mima serves a wide selection of hot and cold beverages, cold sandwiches, paninis and cakes, including family friendly offers. Cafe opening times: Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 4pm and Sunday 12pm to 2.30pm. The cafe will be open late until 7pm on the first Thursday of every month.


Toilets and changing facilities are available on the ground and second floors, and toddler toilets and sinks are available on the second floor.

Gift shop

The mima shop stocks a number of family friendly products, including a pocket money range of toys and gifts.

Baby food facilities

Cafe mima welcomes families, and offers a wide range of food suitable for children, high chairs and bottle warming facilities.


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