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Exhibitions, pop-up art and collaborations from some of the country's leading artists.

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Bottled Ocean

9th April 2022 - 30th October 2022

Bottled Ocean

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

A thought-provoking global exhibition from artist George Nuku that explores what the world could look like a century from now

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Layers of Lace

14th June 2022 - 4th September 2022

Layers of Lace

Dorman Museum

Celebrating 40 years of the Cleveland Lace Guild featuring traditional lace patterns and contemporary design.

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MIMA presents Lubna Chowdhary, Erratics Exhibition

25th June 2022 - 9th October 2022

MIMA presents Lubna Chowdhary, Erratics Exhibition

MIMA

Artist, Lubna Chowdhary presents a new exhibition of sculptures and installations at MIMA.

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Virtual Reality Jungle Ride

23rd July 2022 - 4th September 2022

Virtual Reality Jungle Ride

Dorman Museum

The virtual reality ride is back at the Dorman Museum and ready to fly you through the jungle skies!

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Stewart Park Island Trail

23rd July 2022 - 4th September 2022

Stewart Park Island Trail

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Help the pirate captain and solve the clues to find the treasure!

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Ship’s Cat Trail

23rd July 2022 - 4th September 2022

Ship’s Cat Trail

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

The ship's cats are loose around the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum - help to track them down in a fun trail!

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Flower Trail

23rd July 2022 - 4th September 2022

Flower Trail

Dorman Museum

Become a botanist and search the galleries for rare and unusual flowers on a fun, family trail.

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Waterstones Summertime Storytimes

27th July 2022 - 3rd September 2022

Waterstones Summertime Storytimes

Waterstones Middlesbrough

Children can enjoy a classic storytime session each Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer holidays.

Zetland Exhibition

6th August 2022 - 25th August 2022

Zetland Exhibition

The Masham

A brand new art exhibition to view by Zetland Road Artist in Residence at the iconic, Masham.

Outdoor Cinema – West Side Story

18th August 2022 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Outdoor Cinema – West Side Story

Ormesby Hall

Watch a screening of classic movie, West Side Story under the stars at Ormesby Hall

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Adult lace workshop: make a wire bracelet

19th August 2022 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Adult lace workshop: make a wire bracelet

Dorman Museum

Make your very own wire bracelet in a lace-making workshop with Cleveland Lace Guild.

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Outdoor Cinema – The Greatest Showman

19th August 2022 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Outdoor Cinema – The Greatest Showman

Ormesby Hall

Watch a screening of movie, The Greatest Showman under the stars at Ormesby Hall.

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Pirate Day

20th August 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Pirate Day

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Ahoy there shipmates! Get your sea-legs ready for a day full of pirate adventures and activities!

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Outdoor Cinema – Spiderman: No Way Home

20th August 2022 - 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Outdoor Cinema – Spiderman: No Way Home

Ormesby Hall

Watch the movie, Spiderman: No Way Home under the stars at Ormesby Hall

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Children’s lace workshop: make a rainbow braid

23rd August 2022 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Children’s lace workshop: make a rainbow braid

Dorman Museum

Make a colourful rainbow braid in a lace making workshop suitable for children with Cleveland Lace Guild.

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Folk Tales with Whippet Up

27th August 2022 - 11:00am - 3:30pm

Folk Tales with Whippet Up

Dorman Museum

A pop-up puppet theatre show featuring folklore tales and the chance to make your own puppet!

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Baby Dino Day

3rd September 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Baby Dino Day

Dorman Museum

Join a team of intrepid Jurassic explorers and get up close and personal with the baby dinos!

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Ormesby Hall: Heritage Open Day

16th September 2022 - 17th September 2022

Ormesby Hall: Heritage Open Day

Ormesby Hall

Explore the beautiful grounds and house of Ormesby Hall for free as part of Heritage Open Day.

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Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2022

22nd September 2022 - 25th September 2022

Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2022

The Auxiliary

Middlesbrough Art Weekender is back for 2022 featuring over 75 artists and makers.

Preserving the Pennymans

24th September 2022 - 10:30am - 4:00pm

Preserving the Pennymans

Ormesby Hall

Find out what goes into looking after a Georgian mansion and caring for over 7500 historical objects.

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Nightfall ’22

1st December 2022 - 4th December 2022

Nightfall ’22

Stewart Park

Nightfall returns for 2022 featuring a striking light show and beautiful art installations at Stewart Park.

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