Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:18/03/2020

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic Dorman Museum and Dressers Tea Room will be closed for the foreseeable future.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but the health of our residents and staff, especially the vulnerable is of paramount importance and we must do everything we can to slow the spread of Coronavirus.


Resource Centre

The Resource Centre at the Dorman Museum can be booked by individuals requiring access to the museum’s collection of books, monographs, journals, archives, photographs as well as the collection database.

The museum has extensive collections relating to the following subject areas:

  • Archaeology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Geology
  • Local History
  • Local Social History
  • Local Industrial history and processes
  • Linthorpe pottery
  • Christopher Dresser


Access to the resource centre is strictly by appointment. To arrange a visit please contact our curatorial team via email in the first instance.

Note that the main repository for regional archival resources is Teesside Archives not the museum.