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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
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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Mima ....you could be better ......

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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Middlesbrough
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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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Selangor, Malaysia
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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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derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I attended the MIMA to deliver some legal training for the local authority. The facilities were fantastic, staff very helpful and lunch times were enhanced by being able to view the different attractions within. I would certainly recommend it as a venue for business meetings or training events.

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The building is quite modern and stunning. The quality of the modern/contemporary art on show was high, although I would have preferred there to be more of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It always surprises me how serendipity leads one to discover art that one would not purposefully search for. I was early for a meeting so popped into mima – the gallery of modern art in Middlesbrough. This not a place that I am wholly comfortable with, finding that its contents are usually a victory of style over substance. However on... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Waste of a fine building. Sparse exhibits. Only interesting display was the military one, and it's NOT art. One gallery has some unexceptional B&W photos, about half of which are 'Untitled'. The exhibit, ironically, is called "Naming". Groups of very young, very noisy children in 2 of the 3 rooms further diminished the experience. I'm not sure what they could... More 

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Additional Information about Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA)

Address: Centre Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1642 726 720
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Middlesbrough
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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