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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA)

Middlesbrough Centre Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ, England
+44 1642 726720
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Good place to be.

Really enjoyed my trip here. Wide range of artists and exhibits. The gallery is very quiet and so I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
602FionaJ
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London, United Kingdom
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Lots of changes make this a must for local travellers

This museum is currently undergoing senior management changes which changes the emphasis of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike K
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Mima is one of the UK's leading galleries for modern and contemporary art and craft. The landmark building designed by Erick van Egeraat Architects is situated in the heart of Middlesbrough. mima opened to international critical acclaim on 27 January 2007. Mima hosts temporary exhibitions of fine art and craft from 1900 to the present. Featuring work by internationally acclaimed artists.The gallery brings together the town's art collections for the first time, from Middlesbrough Art Gallery and Cleveland Craft Centre. Selected works from the collection are showcased in an annual collection show. Exhibitions change throughout the year and admission is free.
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Middlesbrough Centre Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my trip here. Wide range of artists and exhibits. The gallery is very quiet and so I can understand some of the negative comments but staff were all helpful and friendly when I spoke to them. The cafe is excellent too, although it...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is currently undergoing senior management changes which changes the emphasis of the museum and exhibitions (At least it did on the last change of director). So, even if you may have been here before a 2nd visit would be worthwhile. There are 5...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obviously hurt by some negative reviews I was given a full explanation of what was where to ensure I missed nothing. As a result I really enjoyed my visit despite my issues with a lot of modern art. There is some classic stuff too. Cafe...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I read the not so complimentary reviews for this museum and almost did not visit. However, I popped in for half an hour and wished I had allowed more time. It was most relaxing. A nice enough gift shop. Interesting modern art - I including...More

2  Thank Evangelitsa
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Had a visit during the home exhibition and it was quite interesting, different materials used in construction and social housing etc, this was topped off with a visit to the excellent cafe....it's definitely a big plus when going to the MIMA and it's very good...More

2  Thank Dave J
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I visited Mina as I'd heard several different opinions so visited myself to make my own mind up but I'm afraid I felt the building was OK but didn't give off a friendly comfortable feeling in fact it felt cold and really unwelcoming this Hugh...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

My wife and I visited MIMA for the first time on a Tuesday afternoon. We were the ONLY visitors - as soon as we started to look at the exhibits, the two museum male members of staff (presumably 'guides') started to walk around the rooms...More

2  Thank mgmusic1
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend a visit here, we popped in on the of chance, stayed for hours, kids loved it too.

2  Thank Frankie bell H
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Spent a good hour in this place enjoying the historic art collection and the modern galleries. Staff very helpful and informative, they offered a free guided tour which was helpful as they put the art into context. Some well known artists works in here.

2  Thank BoroBoy2014
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

I came to Middlesborough specifically to see the current exhibition. I can see it has had some poor trip advisor reviews recently due to this show, and appreciate it would not have been everyone's cup of tea, but I expect that exhibitions change regularly here....More

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