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

Middlesbrough born Richard Clayton is now based in North Yorkshire and has had a varied career in photography. Starting as an industrial photographer he also taught photography, worked in studios, had his work published and exhibited in many galleries.

 

15th January – 31st March 2019

Flight at the Museum is an exclusive yoga bird themed workshop for adults within the setting of the iconic Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough. Join us ‘after hours’ for exclusive access to the museum and enjoy the surroundings of the atmospheric Nelson bird gallery.  More information…

 

Sunday 10th March


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.