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Together Fest

10 Aug - 18 Aug

This summer Tees Valley Museums is holding a special festival for families and you’re all invited…

Get the whole family together this summer and help us celebrate your local museums! We are hosting a programme of special events across our venues and at Hartlepool Horticulture Show.

Our programme includes…

Kirkleatham Museum


Saturday 10 August
Enjoy family-friendly fun themed to connect with the fascinating Steel Stories interactive exhibition – including helping to build a real bridge!
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Preston Park Museum and Grounds


Sunday 11 August
Todays the day the teddy bear’s have their picnic! Bring your favourite cuddly toy along to enjoy a full day of fun, stories and crafts. This event is also on at Kirkeatham Museum on Wednesday 14 August.
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Preston Park Museum and Grounds


Monday 12 August
A whole day of special events including giant bugs, cooking workshops, outdoor gams and vegetable crafts with the amazing Madame Zucchini
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Captain Cook Birthplace Museum


Tuesday 13 and Thuesday 15 August
Be an explorer and climb the rigging, get involved with nautical themes activities then discover the incredible story of the famous adventurer, Captain Cook in the museum.
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Dorman Museum


Wednesday 14 and Friday 16 August
Go on Safari with fun and games tying in with Dorman Museum’s newest exhibition.
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Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum


Friday 16 August and Saturday 17 August
Head of Steam celebrates Together Fest with a construction challenge, sports activities and space themed crafts connected to their out of this world moon exhibition.
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Hartlepool Museum and Art Gallery


Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August
Come to the Hartlepool Horticultre Show at Rift House Recreation Ground and say hello to the Museum of Hartlepool and Art Gallery staff who are providing family fun.

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A lady and toddler look clsely at a display in Captain Museum

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