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

Fifties Films, Frocks and Frills

Opening 27 November 2018

Fifties Films, Frocks and Frills

27 November 2018 – 12 May 2019

Elgee Memorial Lecture

1 December 2018

10:30 am

Speaker:- David Elliott

The Gresley Class P2 2-8-2 ‘Mikados’ were the most powerful express passenger locomotives to operate in the UK. They were designed by Sir Nigel Gresley to haul 600 ton trains on the arduous Edinburgh to Aberdeen route. Sadly, the design was never fully developed and they were rebuilt by his successor Edward Thompson into ungainly 4-6-2s in 1943/4, and scrapped by 1961.

Elgee Memorial Lecture

1 December 2018

Feast with Santa

8 & 9 December 2018

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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


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.

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