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Things to See & Do in Middlesbrough

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Middlesbrough is full of places to visit and we have put together a guide covering everywhere you need to see...

The vibrant town centre is packed with a good choice of shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and entertainment venues. Away from all this you'll find time out in Centre Square and lots of parks, galleries and museums.

Read the rest of our guide below for the low down on all the best things to see and do in Middlesbrough.

mima hosts an internationally important programme of exhibitions, presenting the very best of art and craft from 1900 to the present day. Bringing together the town's art and craft collections for the first time.

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum tells the story of one of the world's greatest navigators and mariners through themed display galleries, temporary exhibitions, associated activities and events

Nature's World is the uk's pioneering eco-experience that provides you with information, education, ideas and inspiration for looking after the environment.



Mima - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

mima hosts an internationally important programme of exhibitions, presenting the very best of art and craft from 1900 to the present day. Bringing together the town's art and craft collections for the first time.

Address: Centre Square Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ
Tel: 01642 726720

Albert Park

A multi million pound refurbishment programme has completely transformed the facilities within the park, which covers over 100 acres.

Address: Albert Park, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS1 3LB

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

It is housed in a purpose-built building close to the granite urn marking the site of Cook's birthplace cottage in Stewart Park, Marton

Address: Stewart Park Marton Middlesbrough TS7 8AT
Tel: 01642 311211

Klondike Folk & Acoustic Music Club - March 9th

Klondike Folk & Acoustic Music Club

Address: The Cleveland Trade Unionists centre Marton Road, Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough FC Stadium Tours

Visitors enjoy a unique, behind-the-scenes look in the dressing-rooms, players' tunnels, boardroom, hospitality suites and press room, with experienced guides on hand to illustrate the history and traditions of the club.

Address: Riverside Middlesbrough TS3 6RS
Tel: 0844 499 6789

Middlesbrough Tees Pride 10k Fun Run

Tees Pride Middlesbrough 10k race - one of the most popular events in Middlesbrough, bringing together serious athletes, fun-runners, fundraisers and families in a fun atmosphere.

Nature's World

At Nature's World we aim to provide you with more than just a visit to the uk's pioneering eco-experience, our plan is to provide you with information, education, ideas and an inspiration for looking after the environment.

Address: Nature's World Ladgate Lane Acklam Middlesbrough TS5 7YN
Tel: 01642 594895

Newham Grange Leisure Farm

The farm's visitor centre tells the story of the farm from the 17th century to the present day. You can trace the families who occupied the farm and major farming events, which affected its development. The farm also has a 19th century veterinary surgery, which gives the visitor an opportunity to see some of the medicines and equipment used in the 1890s.

Address: Newham Grange Leisure Farm Wykeham Way Coulby Newham Middlesbrough TS8 0TG
Tel: 01642 300202

Ormesby Hall

Ormesby Hall is an intimate home lived in by the Pennyman family for more than 300 years, with fine plasterwork, carved wood decoration and fascinating portraits.

Address: Church Lane, Ormesby, nr Middlesbrough, TS7 9AS
Tel: 01642 324188

Pallister Park

Pallister Park is uniquely designed. It is known locally as the 'leisure centre without a roof'

Address: Ormesby Road Middlesbrough TS3 7AP
Tel: 01642 515682

Prissick Skate Plaza

If you like skateboarding, blading or BMXing, the chances are you've already heard about Prissick Plaza. Only the second of its kind in the country, the plaza is a unique, world-class facility for wheel-borne extreme sports fanatics.

Address: Prissick Base Marton Road Marton Middlesbrough TS7 8AR
Tel: 01642 315634

Stewart Park

Stewart Park covers about 120 acres and consists both of mature woodland and arboretum on the southern side, with open parkland on the northern side.

Address: Stewart Park Public Car Park Ladgate Lane Marton Middlesbrough TS7 8AR
Tel: 01642 300202

Tees Barrage

White water Course. A world class water sports facility, offering flat-water facilities for the novice and superb white water for the expert.

Address: Navigation Way Thornaby Stockton-on-Tees TS18 2QW
Tel: 01642 678000


Temenos is the first of five huge sculptures that will be built in Teesside and Co Durham. Temenos, will be built on the North East corner of Middlehaven Dock.

Address: Middlesbrough Dock Middlehaven Middlesbrough TS3 6RS

The Cleveland Show

The Cleveland Show is an annual agricultual event held each July. It is set in beautiful parkland at Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, the home of the Captain Cook Birthplace museum.

Address: The Grove Marton Middlesbrough TS7 8AR

The Dorman Museum

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

Address: Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6LA
Tel: 01642 813781

The Middlesbrough Boro MELA

The Middlesbrough MELA, one of the biggest and most spectacular multi-cultural celebrations in the North East. A fabulous mix of music, food, fashion and fun.

Address: Albert Park Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS1 3LB

The Transporter Bridge

Using interactive displays, there is a viewing room and an outside viewing platform offering a superb setting to view this unique bridge

Address: Ferry Road Middlesbrough TS2 1PL
Tel: 01642 264057