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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA)

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Address: Centre Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1642 726 720
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mima is one of the UK's leading galleries for modern and contemporary art...

Mima is one of the UK's leading galleries for modern and contemporary art and craft. The landmark building designed by Erick van Egeraat Architects is situated in the heart of Middlesbrough. mima opened to international critical acclaim on 27 January 2007. Mima hosts temporary exhibitions of fine art and craft from 1900 to the present. Featuring work by internationally acclaimed artists.The gallery brings together the town's art collections for the first time, from Middlesbrough Art Gallery and Cleveland Craft Centre. Selected works from the collection are showcased in an annual collection show. Exhibitions change throughout the year and admission is free.

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A beautiful building with roof top terrace.

A beautiful building with roof top terrace. I have always been a little dissapointed with the displays but there will always be one or two to catch your eye no doubt, alot of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
Steveh H
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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English first
Broughton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MIMA is free to visit to all. Different variety of Art each time we visit. Easily accesible to all. Well worth a visit.

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Thank 838louise
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

A beautiful building with roof top terrace. I have always been a little dissapointed with the displays but there will always be one or two to catch your eye no doubt, alot of space not used which seems weong for such an integral part of a visitor attraction to the town. Maybe some things are also to indepth for younger... More 

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1 Thank Steveh H
Yorkshire
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147 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I frequently visit here in my lunch hour with various colleagues. Its a lovely place to eat- always relatively busy but never a problem getting a table. Quiche is a winner as is the soup. Service is always friendly and quick. I would recommend for a basic lunch time treat.

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Thank helensuz
East Yorkshire
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We stopped off here to grab a bite to eat whilst visiting Middlesborough. Lovely cafe, very reasonable and delicious food, especially the lentil soup 😀 lovely landscaped area outside with seating to watch the world go by

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Thank yummymummy67
Middlesbrough
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a stunning building in the centre of town which could offer so much but, sadly, even this far down the line and with new management through the university, it has that feeling of still finding its feet. There is too much empty space and too little to attract visitors (who are few and far between from my experience).... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Having visited many times with my young children, I love the changing exhibitions, quality of art, homage to North East heritage and celebration of art and cultures from around the world. Something to celebrate in Middlesbrough. A great cafe, fabulous art trolley for families to use on Saturdays.

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Thank Cheryl W
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78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Went on a quiet Saturday morning here. Liked the fact that it's free! Small museum but worth a visit. Enjoyed the short video, money exhibition and photos from the Banlieue!

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Thank Louise2795
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A bit hit and miss as for when to visit. Been twice, the first time was ok, the second better. A bit of a mish-mash of exhibits, with just a little too little room to show them.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Big impressive building from the outside , I'm afraid the contents of the building are either wasted on me , or I'm missing something but I found nothing of interest within this place ok if you want to waste an hour which is the only reason I went in the first place , will just go to costa next time... More 

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2 Thank 944smog
United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

As a local artist and writer, I visit mima from time to time to buy an art magazine, attend one of the life drawing classes or (of course) take a look around the exhibitions. I've not always been convinced that some of the exhibitions here have been the ones to play well with a Teesside audience (one show comes to... More 

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