Great places to visit in Teesside
Splash Leisure and Activity Centre
Splash is a busy vibrant leisure centre and gym, and must be included when considering places to visit in Teesside. There is lots going on for all the family. Their offers include, swimming, dancing, karate, wrestling, ju jitsu, table tennis and mini soccer to name but a few. Based in Stockton upon Tees, open every day, with a range of membership options. READ MORE
Head of Steam Railway Museum
MIMA – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Mima was formerly opened in January 2007. It was created in partnership with Teesside University. Previously this was known as the Cleveland Gallery, which closed in 2003, while the Mima gallery was being constructed. The Mima Gallery houses an education suite, as well as the gallery. There is also a cafe bar, shop and roof terrace where visitors can relax and browse.
The centre has hosted numerous exhibitions in its gallery and has its own wonderful collection of fine and applied art from early 18th Century. The collections are not constantly displayed, being brought out during the programme of exhibitions. READ MORE
Tees Transporter Bridge
The Tees Transporter bridge was inspired in 1872 when Charles Smith, Manager of the Hartlepool Iron Works, submitted a scheme to Middlesbrough Corporation. to cross the River Tees. The scheme was not pursued and following a 1907 Act of Parliament the Bridge was built by Sir William Arrol & Co of Glasgow at a cost of£68,026 6s 8d, between 1910 and 1911, replacing the steam ferry services. The opening ceremony was performed on 17 October 1911 by Prince Arthur of Connaught. The bridge was awarded the Institution of Mechanical Engineers‘ highest honour in December 1993. and in 1985, the historical importance was also recognised by its listing as a Grade II. READ MORE
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, which is open to the public, is located in Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough, which covers over 120 acres, two lakes and woodlands. It is one of three institutions run by theMiddlesbrough Museum & Gallery Service along with the Dorman Museum and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art .
Captain Cook Birthplace museum opened in 1978, the 250th anniversary of the birth in the same spot of British naval explorer and circumnavigator, Captain James Cook. READ MORE
Ormesby Hall a Grade I listed building, is a predominantly 18th-century mansion house completed in 1754. This is s situated in Ormesby, only three miles from Middlesbrough, in the north-east of England. The home of the Pennyman family, dating back to 1600, the property has been much modernised, and now described as a “classic Georgian mansion”, it comprises a main residential block and an adjacent stable block. The stable block housed the horses of Cleveland Police Mounted Section until their disbandment in December 2013. Steeped in history, this beautiful Hall is a must do in your places to visit in Teesside. READ MORE
Middlesbrough FC Riverside Stadium
The Middlesbrough FC Riverside Stadium, is home to Middlesbrough AFC… READ MORE
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