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Who Are We?

Tees Valley Museums Consortium consists of the museum services of Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland. It was formed in 2017 to develop collaborative working for the purpose of delivering better services to the public.

The five museum services of Tees Valley Museums Consortium hold extensive collections of art, archaeology, social, industrial and maritime history as well as a wide array of world cultures. We work together to promote pride in the history of the Tees Valley.

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From the home of Britain’s greatest explorer Captain Cook, to the home of Locomotion No.1, the first steam locomotive to carry passengers. There are so many stories to be told in each corner of the Tees Valley.

Explore the history and lives of people living in the Tees Valley, as well as their impact on the world we know today, through objects, exhibitions, activities and events. There’s something for everyone in the museums and galleries that make up Tees Valley Museums.

About Us

There are many amazing stories about Tees Valley. The five museum services across Tees Valley have come together to share our collections and your stories. We are committed to working together to maximise access to our collections for all.

Front of the liberty dress. the dress has loose fitting front panels with lace trim and red velvet frills around the shoulders.


Tees Valley Museums have a large collection of objects used to tell the stories of the people and places in the Tees Valley. In Latest News section you can find our blogs where we take a closer, behind the scenes look at some of the objects we take care of.

Here you will also find our 'Talking Tees Valley' activity pack. Talking Tees Valley is a monthly activity pack that uses the museum and art collections in the Tees Valley museums to encourage discussions and conversations for people living with dementia.


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.