Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Museums: Summer Exhibitions for the Family

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Museums: Summer Exhibitions for the Family

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FINDING things to entertain the kids during the long summer holidays is never easy.

Thankfully we have a selection of fantastic museums on our doorstep.

Here are five favourites which should keep your little ones entertained and informed - for a little while at least.

1. DORMAN MUSEUM - MIDDLESBROUGH THE Dorman Museum in Linthorpe 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. Current exhibitions include Wild, which celebrates the natural history of the British Isles.

The exhibition, which runs until September 27, looks at the environmental pressures animals face and visitors can learn about how they can help to conserve wild habitats.

Craft events for children next week are making wild gift bags on Wednesday and sewing butter-flies on Friday. Both 1pm-3pm.

Opening hours Tuesday-Sunday .9.30am-4.30pm. Last entry 4pm. Admission is free and there is also a tea room and museum shop. www.dormanmuseum.co.uk 2. CAPTAIN COOK BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM - MIDDLESBROUGH THE museum in Stewart Park, Marton, celebrates the voyages of one of the world's greatest ever explorers. It tells the story of one of the world's greatest navigators and mariners through themed display galleries, temporary exhibitions, associated activities and events and a lively education programme. There area gift/book shop, and a cafe.

The current exhibition is Pacific predators, which lets visitors come face to face with ocean giants.

Events for children next week include, create a nautical picture and frame on Tuesday (1pm-3pm) storytelling sessions on Wednesday (12pm-3pm) and make magnetic sea creatures on Thursday (1pm-3pm). Admission fee adults PS2, concessions PS1, under 3s free.

Opening hours Tuesday-Sunday .9.30am-4.30pm. Details at www.captcook-ne.co.uk 3. KIRKLEATHAM MUSEUM - KIRKLEATHAM THE local history museum has some of the rarest Anglo-Saxon finds ever discovered, shedding light on the extraordinary life on the Anglo-Saxon princess.

Other permanent exhibitions are a First World War display and a Kirkleatham - Story Of A Village. …

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