Keep dry and discover a museum
The National Museum of the Royal Navy , located in Hartlepool is a great place to learn about the Royal Navy and enjoy a family adventure. Take a journey to an 18th century seaport and visit the astounding HMS Trincomalee as you experience life in the Navy.
Dorman Museum offers the chance to learn all about earth in space, natural sciences, art and much more. Whilst you’re there, you can pop into the Dressers Tea Room for a delicious afternoon tea after exploring the museum.
Kirkleatham Museum, in Redcar has a range of artefacts and exhibitions in the historic 1709 Queen Anne building. Learn about local industrial and social history, the Saxon Princess treasure, World War 1 and much more in the old Free School for Boys-turned-museum.
If you find yourself near the seafront when the weather gets bad, Zetland Lifeboat Museum and Redcar Heritage Centre is a great escape. Home to The Zetland, the oldest surviving lifeboat in the world. There are many interesting artefacts in the museum representing local heritage and maritime history.
Preston Park Museum in Stockton is a beautiful museum where you can learn about selfless acts of kindness during the pandemic in their Extraordinary People exhibition, which is open now. Until 15 August 2021 you can visit their Toy Stories exhibition and view some of the most iconic vintage toys dating back to the Victorian era and show the kids what life used to be like before iPads and video games.
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