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Reopening Times

The Tees Valley Museums Group is delighted to welcome visitors back to our sites.

As before, measures will be in place to ensure visitors and staff can have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Opening times, dates and entry conditions may vary, so visitors are encouraged to contact our venues directly prior to any visit.

To find out more details on each venues individual visiting times and current Covid-19 information please visit their websites here.


Our museums and galleries are reopening:

Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum Closed Mondays. Museum opens 18th May  Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm

Dorman Museum





The Dorman Museum and Dressers Cafe will re-open on Wednesday 2nd June 2021.

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 10 am till 4pm


Captain Cook Birthplace Museum


Closed Mondays. Museum opens (4 days a week, Thursday – Sunday) from Thursday 8 July, 10.30am – 3.30pm

From: Tuesday 20 July, 10.30am – 3.30pm (6 days a week, Tuesday – Sunday)

Hartlepool Museum Museum opens Monday 17 May, 11-4pm, every day
Hartlepool Art Gallery


Closed Sundays and Mondays. Gallery Opens Tuesday 18 May – 10-5pm
Preston Park Museum Closed Mondays -Museum opens Tuesday 18 May 10am-4pm
Kirkleatham   Closed Mondays- Museum opens Tuesday 18th May