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Head of Steam Railway Museum, Darlington – Take a virtual tour of the museum, get up close to the Locomotion No.1 and find out fascinating facts about each display. Take the tour here.

National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool – Climb aboard the oldest British warship still afloat in Europe – HMS Trincomolee from the comfort of your own home with this virtual walk through.

Steel Stories exhibition: Learn about the region’s steel and industrial heritage by watching Kirkleatham Museum’s award-winning exhibition, Steel Stories. Listen to stories told by real people and see the historic timeline to gain an insight into the experiences of former iron and steel workers. Visit the website for details.

Darlington Locomotive Works – The new Gresley class P2 No. 2007 is being built at The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust’s Darlington Locomotive Works. This incredible guide is punctuated with information points where a ‘virtual’ David Elliott will pop up and talk you through the component or process being viewed at that point – Enjoy the tour here.

Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Darlington – Take a virtual trip around one of the North East’s most wonderful historic landmarks. See the inner workings of the Tees Cottage Pumping Station and learn how the site provided drinking water to the surrounding areas. See inside here.

Raby Castle – Explore the Castle grounds, gardens, cafe, shop and coach yard without stepping outside of your front door. Transport yourself there by clicking here.

Get creative with Tees Valley Museums as part of the Great Place Tees Valley project – Be inspired by your Home Museum and use household items to tell a story, write a letter or compose a poem. Find out all of the hints and tips from author of Alfie Bloom, Gabrielle Kent here.

Continue the creativity with our friends at Enjoy Redcar and Cleveland who have created a programme of virtual events, craft videos, and activities suitable for all ages inspired by things you would find at Kirkleatham Museum to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. Check them out here.


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