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

17th July – 4th November

The Harry Potter: A history of Magic exhibition features various artefacts from the museum’s collections relating to mythology and folklore, including magical and non-magical creatures, wizarding school supplies, an apothecary and vampire slayer’s toolkit, and welcoming ghost, all displayed within a miniature Diagon Alley and a sample of Hogwarts’ interior.

Open : Tuesday – Sunday 10:30 – 15:00  Free Admission

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…