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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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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
Description: 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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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!

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Took my grandchildren aged 8 & 6 to take part in the art trolley activity.... Erin (the activity leader)was a lovely inspirator full of enthusiasm and kind with all the kids there. The trolley was well organised and well stocked with everything a child would need to enjoy a little art session...... However I think Mima missed a trick here,if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The area is currently going through a real transformation...new `upstyled` retail streets, a new motel, and a great University Campus Heart with a top notch teaching and conference facility/building. MIMA looks and feels ultra modern, surrounded by the wonders of the Tees, stunning views from the first floor terrace...and eventually a fully restored Victorian Newport Bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is a while since I visited, but I recall being pleasantly surprised by some of the works there, no major names but an excellent display of art.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

There used to be an Art Gallery on Linthorpe Road which was outstanding, featuring paintings and photos from local artists. MIMA is a colossal disappointed, a fantastic building from the outside, inside it's mostly empty, local people vote with there feet and stay away, apart from occasionall school parties it's empty, the bored listless staff, who are quick to pounce... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Maybe it's because I don't like or understand modern art but the exhibits we seen were all rubbish, something I could of done my self and I am not gifted in an artist sense. To me art is a beautifully painted picture or sculpture not some disjointed mess trying to convey some unfathomable message.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) is located in the centre of town, just behind the main library. It is 15 minutes walking from the train station and may be 10 minutes from the town main bus station. The gallery has a modern design with lots of full-height windows and open staircases. It stands out in the centre of the... More 

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