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dawn p wrote a review Oct 2020
northants35 contributions9 helpful votes
A great little museum. I pre-booked due to Covid restrictions. I was the only one there for a while, plenty of staff to answer any questions. Lots of interesting things to see, good parking to the side and behind the museum and lovely access to Albert Park
Date of experience: October 2020
Daniel C wrote a review Jun 2020
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom161 contributions33 helpful votes
Located right next to the entrance of Stewart's park in Middlesbrough just in front of some World War 2 monuments and statues. Once you enter you don't have to pay but you the staff may ask you to fill out a questionnaire and return it before you leave. Despite the small size of the museum it is easily split into different parts, One section is filled with WW2 artefacts, including old weapons and German clothing; right next to it is a religious section; take a right turn and you'll enter a large room filled with stuffed birds of all different kinds. There's a section that shows life in the 1950s and a small cinema screen showing life back then. Head upstairs and you'll find a section on dinosaurs and early humans and our ancestors, then you'll find a large screen explaining the origin of the universe from the big bang and how the planets were formed. There's a section for kids to play and have fun, including a screen on the floor showing fish swimming on the floor and best part is, if you put your foot on the screen the fish will swim away from it. There's another part showing exotic items from other nations like vases and plates and even a genuine Samurai suit of armour and swords. You'll also find history of the UK in the 1920s showing things like the suffragette movement and Britain's involvement around the world; plus there's a gift shop at the end. While it is a small place, it's a nice place to take kids or go with friends for the day.…
Date of experience: November 2019
nmaidwell123 wrote a review Feb 2020
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom377 contributions77 helpful votes
Really enjoyed this museum. I have lived in the Boro for years and never realised how much it had to offer and the history behind it. Some great exhibits and very well presented. Cant believe it is free to enter.
Date of experience: February 2020
Ali 77 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
Fantastic place to visit on a raining day and the best thing is its FREE!!! iTS GOT STACKS OF LOCAL HISTORY AND A COOL LITTLE TEA ROOM.
Date of experience: January 2020
Mr Green wrote a review Dec 2019
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom231 contributions48 helpful votes
Been coming here for 50 years and that green dome makes me smile in anticipation of the life long favourites I'm going to see again. Some great temporary exhibitions also.
Date of experience: December 2019
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