Pay a visit to one of the region’s many museums and you might be surprised at just how much the Tees Valley has made a significant impact on the world we know today!

Visit the hometown of British explorer Captain James Cook in Middlesbrough. Take a voyage through maritime history at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool or make a stop at the birthplace of the Stockton & Darlington Railway and its Head of Steam museum.

For the perfect way to while away an afternoon and really get the imagination going, head to one of the contemporary and cutting-edge galleries and immerse yourself in modern art from renowned artists at mima and Palace Arts Gallery in Redcar.

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Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum will be closed over the winter period and re-open in Spring. ...

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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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Dorman Museum

The Dorman Museum has a huge collection of items from the fantastic to the fabulous, from natural ...

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Guisborough Museum

Guisborough Museum is housed in a building to the rear of Sunnyfield House on Westgate Road. A ...

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Head of Steam

Head of Steam Museum is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the ...

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Heugh Gun Battery Museum

Explore a faithfully restored 19th century coastal defence battery. This North-East visitors ...

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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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Kirkleatham Museum

Kirkleatham Museum is the local history museum for the borough of Redcar & Cleveland with a ...

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MIMA

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, part of Teesside University, is moving forward with a civic ...

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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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Palace Arts Gallery

Palace Arts Gallery launched in 2013 and is managed and curated by Mark and Nel Hickson. Its large ...

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