Welcome to the Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough. A great family day out. Learn, have fun & enjoy!


January Closure

The Dorman Museum will close to the public from Sunday 5th January until Tuesday 28th January.

This is a planned closure to allow for decoration of the museum foyer and reception together with the refurbishment of the museum shop. We will also be taking the opportunity to carry out gallery maintenance and upgrading essential systems during the closure.

Dressers Tea Room will remain open throughout and would appreciate your continued support. 9:30 – 15:30 Tuesday – Sunday

 


Containing a full size dinosaur model, human skulls, a mineral mine, audio-visual presentation and large display objects around a spaceship-like table under a starry sky. More


A gallery dedicated to a unique collection of works by design pioneer Christopher Dresser. More…


A gallery dedicated to a unique collection of Linthorpe Art Pottery. More…


The Nelson Collection

The Thomas Hudson Nelson collection of birds and eggs was bequested to the museum in 1914. More…


Hanging in the double height space of the new Dorman Museum extension is a remarkable and unique historic plan. Measuring around 13 feet square this plan, painted on sailcloth, shows the extent and detail of the Lordship of Acklam Estates. More


Russian Brown Bear

Russian Brown Bear 1957

June 1957 saw the return of the Russian brown bear, kindly donated to the museum by Rev Hubbard in 1938.

You can see the Russian Brown Bear ( URSIDAE CARNIVORA MAMMALIA ) on display within the shop above reception.