Offering eight themed display galleries, the Dorman Museum houses collections of natural history, geology social history, world culture, Victorian arts and crafts, and more, all ‘celebrating Middlesbrough’s heritage’. The museum is also home to two changing exhibition spaces – take a look at what’s on. There is also the ‘Dresser’s Tea Room’ for those wishing to grab a bite to eat or drink, and a museum shop to pick up a souvenir.
The Dorman Museum offers free entry and is open 9.30am -4.30pm Tuesday to Sunday. Situated next to Albert Park, the museum is a leisurely twenty-two minute walk from our hotel.
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Travel on a journey of the seven seas as you learn about the iconic life of Captain Cook, navigator, explorer, cartographer, and mariner. Explore themed display galleries Captain Cook Birthplace Museum and peruse the collections of world culture artefacts, Cook’s personal items, replica voyage materials, and more. The museum also runs temporary exhibitions as well as a range of events.
Tees Transporter Bridge
An iconic symbol of the area, the Tees Transporter Bridge is one of only three transporter bridges still in existence in Britain today. The awe-inspiring bridge totals 851 feet (259.3m) in length, appears as two independent structures meeting in the middle of the River Tees, and is one of very few (under eleven) working transporter bridges. The structure was awarded the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' highest honour, The Heritage Plaque for engineering excellence, and it has been named a Grade II listed building.
Learn about the bridge and its history with the Full Tour (£4) or simply enjoy a ride across the River Tees with a ‘Pedestrian and Bicycles’ ticket, costing just 60p. There are a range of activities to do at the Tees Transporter Bridge – you can abseil for just £3, partake in a bungee jump or zip line ride – for the latter two you will need to call ahead.
The bridge has very specific operating hours Monday to Saturday and is closed on Sundays – check the opening times before planning a visit. The Tees Transporter Bridge is a leisurely fifteen-minute walk from Jurys Inn Middlesbrough.
Climb aboard the HMS Trincomalee, the ‘oldest warship afloat anywhere in the world’. Learn about its unique maritime history and service in the Roya l Navy as you explore the Gun deck with 18 powder cannons and walk the open Quarter Deck, once the command centre in voyages and battle.
The HMS Trincomalee sits within the Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience and tickets for both attractions cost £9.25 for adults and £7 for concessions. The HMS Trincomalee is open 10am to 5pm daily and sits on the Jackson Dock, a short twenty-minute drive from our Middlesbrough hotel.