Open accessibilty tools


In our museums across the Tees Valley we bring curriculum learning to life. Using our amazing art, historic collections and buildings we help students explore their own locality and the stories of people who have lived here. A museum visit is all about authentic, immersive experiences that deepen understanding, spark creativity and motivate students to learn.

We offer award-winning programmes for all Key Stages from EYFS to Key Stage 4. We can also help you plan your visit to make it relevant to what you’re doing in school. As part of a broad and balanced curriculum a museum visit can be a fantastic boost at the start of a topic, a great way to deepen learning part way through or an exciting way to validate, celebrate and cement learning at the end.

Tees Valley Museums works closely with Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA). Please visit their websites to find out more about their programmes for schools.

Two Learning officers show a group of school children a stuffed aligator


Engaging active learning experiences that bring the curriculum to life.

Saxon Jewelery on display at Kirkleatham Museum


Images, information and ideas to support local history in the classroom

A group of school children sit around a table ready to take part in Arts Award Discover

Arts Award

Programmes at all levels to develop and celebrate students’ creativity

Museum in your classroom

Practical, step-by-step guide to students creating amazing exhibitions in school