The Tees Valley is home to much of Britain’s greatest heritage and culture. Stockton & Darlington is the birthplace of the modern railway, Hartlepool is home to HMS Trincomalee – Britain’s oldest historic fighting ship still afloat and Middlesbrough is the birthplace of explorer Captain James Cook – to name just a few.

Step back in time and explore the heritage and culture of the Tees Valley.

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Bottle of Notes

In 1993, before the National Lottery, and in the wake of huge social and industrial change, the ...

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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

On the site of the original Loftus Ironstone Mine, this museum offers visitors an exciting and ...

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Gisborough Priory

The ruins of this priory in the Tees valley are dominated by the dramatic skeleton of the 14th ...

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Hart Saxon Church Saint Mary Magdalene

St. Mary Magdalene Church has been a place of prayer and worship for hundreds of years, with its ...

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HMS Trincomalee

HMS Trincomalee, built in 1817, is one of the oldest ship afloat in Europe and the last of ...

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Museum of Hartlepool

The Museum of Hartlepool is housed in a purpose-built building adjacent to the National Museum of ...

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National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

A fascinating journey through time, set in an authentically-created historic quayside of the 1800s. ...

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Organism

Organism is a sculpture by local artist Andrew Mckeown. It was opened officially on Wednesday 7th ...

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Ormesby Hall

Nestled in Middlesbrough is the green oasis of Ormesby Hall, once home to the Pennyman family. This ...

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Raby Castle

Uncover history at Raby Castle. Built by the mighty Nevills in the 14th Century, and home to Lord ...

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Saltburn Cliff Tramway

Located in the pretty Victorian seaside town of Saltburn, the Saltburn Cliff Tramway is the oldest ...

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Spectra-txt

Spectra-txt is a 9 metre high interactive column of light made for the centre of Middlesbrough, ...

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