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.

What’s On

Exhibitions


Belonging : An extended exhibition of Paintings by David Watson

The Dorman Museum’s latest exhibition, Belonging – An extended exhibition of paintings by David Watson, will open to the public on Saturday 8th February. The artwork is inspired by the artist’s memories of industrial Teesside and will feature alongside new work by local writers.

It’s difficult to imagine an artist more connected to Middlesbrough than the painter David Watson. Half way through his 8th decade, 2020 marks a milestone for David with the achievement of a lifetime ambition, to exhibit at The Dorman Museum, a venue within the heart of his hometown Middlesbrough.

Born 1944 in South Bank, David has mapped the town’s industrial identity and changing fortunes, his work mirroring the spirit of the region with heavily loaded brush strokes jostling with humour, passion, loss and hope.

The exhibition will feature paintings by David Watson alongside writing from Lisette Auton, Natalie Scott, Shakk and Bobby Benjamin.

8th February 2020 – 19th April 2020