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Small but great

Little museum that has lots of interesting things, changed around often, projector that’s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Claire A
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Fab

Wow, a blast from the past, a free entrance to a really interesting place almost in the town centre.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KennyCh2018
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Mansfield Woodhouse, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

A really great little museum, good local exhibits and artifacts and plenty for the little ones to do.
and its free!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Glyn T
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We were visiting Middlesbrough for the first time in 20years and thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The Nelson room was superb, a reason to visit the museum itself, I remember the museum as a little girl and do not know why I put it off so long to revisit, it is a shame the lion has worn away with time, as do we all (sadly) but the different galleries and every single corner was just something different, something new. Little shout out to the staff member Sam who was ever so patient showing my bird obsessed husband how to use all the interactives and telling us all about the birds and taxidermy. I think he would have stayed there all day looking at them behind the glass and on the computer screens, I particularly liked the fish floor, made me feel like a child again, which is never a bad thing. We did end up visiting the Captain Cook Museum as you recommended, he LOVED it, especially the albatross you raved about. HUGE it was, you weren't kidding, now that isn't something you want swooping down on you whilst eating fish and chips in Whitby. I have always enjoyed Stewart Park and wish we had gone there earlier in the day to enjoy it more, it has changed SO much, new kiddy park, restored the old buildings, new pond areas, I suppose it is more "family friendly" now, definitely not the park I once remembered when it was a zoo, that was a long time ago mind, the new cafe in the park was nice too (little pricey though, my own fault for spending all my pennies in the Dorman gift shop). Next time we are home we will definitely be revisiting both, and next time I will have to try out that hammock in the museum, though the man in it looks a little scary but the costumes from Cook's travels were magnificent to see in person and the statues there just breathtaking. I already can't wait to see what new exhibitions you have on next time I am home and I promise next time we will visit at the start of our holidays. Please keep these museums open. Please take care of these museums and parks, we desperately need them in this area. Especially for future generations. We need our culture and heritage protecting, and for that I have to say Middlesbrough Council are finally doing something right here.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Always love to visit museums and it never disappoints having this so close by. I have been a few times this summer (with the grandkids) and enjoyed the exhibitions, I especially loved the Dresser exhibit, such a wonderful collection, so many items, I do however wish there was a bit more on Middlesbrough there, but really this museum is a credit to our town, really enjoyed it this summer. As for my grandchildren, well they enjoyed dressing up in the Harry Potter exhibition and it was funny seeing staff members get involved with the costumes and magic, I want to thank the lovely girl with the very long dark hair that works there for being so friendly and kind to me and my family, it is so rare to see staff being so smiley, talkative and enthusiastic in there (it made all the difference and brightened up our day) and just have to say you made my grandchildrens day giving them a little tour of the museum and joking with them, making them laugh and smile, they have had a rough time lately in the family and you made their day just a little bit better so thankyou, you have no idea what it meant to us, they even want to come back just to see you, actually, can you be our babysitter? lol, and yes we could still see you under the invisibility cloak, lol.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BD1919
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We went specifically to see the Christopher Dresser collection and were not disappointed, it was amazing!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GretaK
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

I have always had a soft spot for our mueum seem to try with very limited funds. Staff could be a bit friendlier alot of memories some a bit cobbled together. Nice to see again

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ian S
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