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Dorman Museum

Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6LA, England
+44 1642 813781
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Great for All Ages

We took our five year old grandson to the museum and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Couple10
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guisborough
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Great mixture of exhibits

We popped in here on our way back to Cambridge from a holiday in Northumberland. It has a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mosieCambridge
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Cambridge
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Dorman Museum celebrates Middlesbrough through natural and social history, and includes extensive exhibitions dedicated to Linthorpe Art Pottery, locally produced in the late 1800s, and Dr Christopher Dresser, the preeminent Victorian designer.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6LA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our five year old grandson to the museum and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There was lots to see and do including interactive activities and, for 50p, there were quiz sheets available for children of all ages. The H2O room proved popular....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here on our way back to Cambridge from a holiday in Northumberland. It has a lot of diverse exhibits which makes it very interesting. I loved the more traditional exhibits and also the short film about the size of the universe. Although...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

The museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours. It’s packed full of history and has a few interactive games to get involved with. To make it even better, there was Christmas music playing throughout the museum and an arts and crafts...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Set down the very long Linthorpe Road, is a group of buildings that are redolent with former times.And, inside the Museum, are lovingly collected artefacts and activities that reflect Middlesbrough's past. Surprisingly big, and on two easily reached two levels, it's a Must See for...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

You can easily spend a few hours here, right next to the park, pleanty of exhibitions, interactive things for kids, good for all ages and wheelchair friendly

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Visited here with our two young grandchildren, we took up the option of the 50p quiz's for children to get involved in and they enjoyed hunting for the Lions and objects starting with all the letters of the alphabet. As adults we also found the...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

I live quite near the dormant museum, so I go there when I am going shopping, I love to drop in to visit their coffee shop for. Cup of tea or coffee and maybe a scone or a sandwich witch are always delicious. They very...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Close to local park. Ideal for adults and children. Plenty of interactive stuff for the kids to take part in. Free admission. A good insight into the history of Middlesbrough without the boredom.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Plenty to see and do great for a cheap day out when it's cold outside great for the kids to learn a little history without it being boring and lots of things to interact with

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Great museum for adults and kids. Interesting in meny ways. Good place to learn about M´boro history. I think it was free.

Thank Arne B
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Joannemurphy79
20 July 2015|
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Response from rachiikins | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes the museum is open every Wednesday from 9:30am - 4:30pm. A number of the permanent exhibitions are great for children including Town in Time, Earth in Space and H2O - the museum website has more details about... More
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