What’s On

May activities & events


Thursday 30th May - Board Game Bonanza


Board Game Bonanza

11am – 3pm

Traditional board games in the Nelson Room.


Drop in activity.



Friday 31st May - Gallery Activity - Spinners


Gallery Activity – Spinners

11am – 12:30pm

Drop in craft activity in the Nelson Room

£1 per child, tickets from reception.




Friday 31st May - Craft Activity- Fairy pots


Fairy pots

1pm – 3pm

Gardening themed family craft activity in Education.

£1 per child, tickets from reception




Purchase your tickets from the museum shop.

Unless otherwise stated, activities run from 1pm to 3pm and carry a charge of £1 per child to cover the cost of materials.

Tickets should be purchased from the museum shop.

SORRY NO ORGANISED GROUPS ALLOWED. We regret that these are family events we do not have the capacity to accommodate any child minding or organised groups.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to gain entry to the museum.

For further details of activities call the main reception number 01642 813781.


Previous Summer event

Try our Trails

50p each, available from Museum Reception, small prize on completion.

 Find the Faces

Using the pictures provided find the 15 faces within the museum.


I Spy Trail

Your challenge is to find 26 objects within the museum begining with all the letters of the alphabet.


Linthorpe Art Pottery Trail

An outdoor 20 minute stroll from the Dorman Museum to the site of the original Linthorpe Pottery highlighting buildings and places of interest from the late 1800s.


Flight at the Museum – Bird Yoga

Sunday 28th April  and Sunday 19th May at Dorman Museum

4pm – 6pm   Arrivals from 3:45pm

£10.50 per session – Limited Ticket Availability

Age restrictions – 16yrs +

Booking is essential via Middlesbrough Town Hall using the link below


Logo for Yoga Mike Group
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 Room bird gallery where the workshop will be held.
The workshop, led by fully qualified instructor Yoga Mike, will follow a gentle Ashtanga routine inspired by the beauty of birds. Over the session you’ll glide through a variety of bird inspired yoga poses, some fun balance challenges and end with a blissful guided relaxation session to leave you feeling lighter than air. Suitable for all abilities, everyone welcome. Yoga mats provided or feel free to bring your own.
Tea, coffee and social afterwards, overlooking Albert Park, will be the perfect way to end the evening. Book your place now and don’t miss out on this unique experience.

For any further information regarding this workshop please email dormanmuseum@middlesbrough.gov.uk