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

Fifties Films, Frocks and Frills

27 November 2018 – 12 May 2019

Opening Times

for the Festive Period

The museum will be closed on:

24th Christmas Eve
25th Christmas Day
26th Boxing Day
31st New Years Eve
1st New Years Day
Full details are available on our Opening Times page.

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


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…