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Middlesbrough

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Middlesbrough is a town located within the Tees Valley area of North East England and within the county of North Yorkshire. There are a number of interesting buildings in the city of Middlesbrough and located in the suburb of Acklam is Middlesbrough's oldest domestic building, Acklam Hall from the year 1683, which was built by Sir William Hustler, and is the only Grade I listed building in the area.

Other buildings of interest include the National Trust property Ormesby Hall, a Palladian mansion dating back to 1740, although an older wing dating from around 1599 is still in existence. Middlesbrough is also home to Centre North East, formerly Corporation House, which stands as the tallest building in the North East of England.

 



There are a number of galleries and museums in the area, including the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, which is home to a number of fascinating art exhibitions.

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Stewart Park, Middlesbrough TS7 8AT (01642) 311211
Opened in 1978 on the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s birth, the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum tells the story of one of the world’s greatest mariners. Exhibiting an extensive collection of personal artefacts and published accounts of his voyages from the 18th Century onwards, the Museum is a fitting tribute to this famous navigator.

Ormesby Hall, Church Lane, Middlesbrough TS7 9AS (01642) 324188
This once intimate home is now maintained by the National Trust and is a fine example of Georgian architecture.
Home to the Perryman family for more than three centuries, Ormesby Hall now provides unique resources where visitors can learn about life in the 18th Century, while enjoying its attractive gardens and estate walks.

Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6LA (01642) 813781
Originally opened in 1904 and re-opened in 2003 after extensive refurbishments, the Dorman Museum now contains eight themed permanent galleries, including, ‘20th Century Women’, ‘Earth in Space’ and ‘Four Corners’. Its wide-ranging collections encompass archaeology (including Egyptian antiquities), costumes and textiles (primarily women’s fashions), and approximately 16,000 objects from Middlesbrough’s social history.

 



 

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