The Dorman Museum forms part of Middlesbrough Council's 'Museums Service' along with its sister venue - the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, situated in Stewart Park.

The Dorman Museum houses a large collection of items from the fantastic to the fabulous, celebrating Middlesbrough's heritage through natural history and geology to social history and Victorian arts and craft.

The museum offers a great range of eight themed display galleries, full disabled access throughout and additional facilities such as café, on - site collection stores, resources room and education suite.


Learn more about the history of the Dorman Museum...
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virtual tour

The Virtual Tour allows you to see all our permanent galleries from the comfort of your home!

Visit The Virtual Tour
lordship of acklam plan

Hanging in the double height space of the new Dorman Museum extension is a remarkable and unique historic plan...

View The Estate Plan
linthorpe pottery and decorative arts

There are 1,060 items in the Linthorpe Pottery collection representing around 465 of the 2,350 different designs thought to have been produced during the pottery's ten year history...

View The Pottery Collection

Christopher Dresser

The Dorman Museum is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to showcase a collection of works by design pioneer Christopher Dresser.

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Mackenzie Thorpe
30th November 2014

'Out of the Shadows'
Book Signing
1pm - 3pm

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Elgee Memorial Lecture
6th December 2014

    York Potash (Sirius) polyhalite exploration project at Whitby.
Speaker:- Dr Rick Smith

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