Kirkleatham Museum

Kirkleatham Museum is the local history museum for the Borough of Redcar & Cleveland. It was opened on 5th October 1981, after the rationalisation of the Museums Service. The Service was originally based at the Chapel Beck Gallery, Guisborough and the Redcar Museum of Shipping and Fishing, now the Zetland Museum on the seafront in Redcar. Kirkleatham Museum became the Service's headquarters and in 1986 a new building, the Pavilion, was opened to provide an exhibition hall and office accommodation.

Exhibitions and events

Memories of Childhood

Permanent exhibition

An exhibition spanning five decades of children's games and toys from the 1950's to 2000. Suitable for Family friendly Admission Free admission

Ironstone Mining

Permanent exhibition

An exhibition providing an insight into the lives of Ironstone Miners, the tools they used and the conditions they worked in. There is also an audio-visual display with a short excerpt from Craig...

The Saxon Princess

Permanent exhibition

A new exhibition which is the culmination of an exciting six year archaeological project at Loftus, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The findings date back to the 7th century and are...

Street house before the Saxons

Permanent exhibition

Dr Sherlock returns to Kirkleatham Museum to unveil more artefacts linked to the highly successful Saxon Princess Exhibition, a stunning showcase of some of the finest Anglo Saxon finds from Northern...

Educational programs

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