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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA)

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We enjoyed eating lunch in the cafe and the shop has some lovely gifts with local themes. There was... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Sonia R
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Worth a short visit

I visited just before lunch on a wednesday. The entrance was filled with children painting and... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
mark w
Yarm, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Middlesbrough Centre Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ, England
+44 1642 726720
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All reviews life drawing current exhibition great cafe quiche worth a visit two hours shopping centre margaret engagement collection material audience explanation session gifts hall
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

Have visited MIMA many times but not always used the cafe, so decided to give it a try. It was excellent - lovely menu and wonderful food. Best cheese scones I've ever tasted

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ArthurNEEngland
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

To be honest I'm a bit surprised at the reviews MIMA has received on here - I've been several times now and have always found the exhibitions really quite interesting. The building itself is striking in its own right, and located right at the centre...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bethmaryclayton
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed eating lunch in the cafe and the shop has some lovely gifts with local themes. There was a public engagement event on the ground floor at the time we visited and ironically the exhibition areas were closed to facilitate this. So we didn't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sonia R
Reviewed September 20, 2018

I visited just before lunch on a wednesday. The entrance was filled with children painting and looked to be having fun. The art exhibition was on two floors and in two main rooms. Not quite to my taste and interest. It is free so I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mark w
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I love art galleries, but I don't know who is in charge of this place but the art is not great, wouldn't recommend this for tourists really. They need to visit the galleries in London to see how it SHOULD be done.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank FloraFo
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Visited MIMA today for first time. Really impressed. Thought provoking exhibitions (you could probably spend between one and two hours on them) and great cafe - excellent food (recommend the very tasty salads, quiche, frittata, scones...!) and well priced. Staff very friendly too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EmT28
Reviewed July 25, 2018

I went there yesterday just for a walk round, what an amazing building. This really does improve things in Middlersbrough. Great place to go.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank colinrylatt
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Difficult to enjoy the experience when I feel like I'm being stalked by staff whilst I'm having a look around... lessons in customer service are needed.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Vexingperson
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed my trip here. Wide range of artists and exhibits. The gallery is very quiet and so I can understand some of the negative comments but staff were all helpful and friendly when I spoke to them. The cafe is excellent too, although it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 602FionaJ
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

This museum is currently undergoing senior management changes which changes the emphasis of the museum and exhibitions (At least it did on the last change of director). So, even if you may have been here before a 2nd visit would be worthwhile. There are 5...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mike K
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