Kirkleatham Museum

Welcome to Kirkleatham Museum

Due to building work taking place on our pavilion and education rooms, we are having to close the museum when we have school groups visiting us.  Please check our Facebook page prior to visiting or contact the museum on 01642 479500.

About Kirkleatham Museum

Kirkleatham Museum is the local heritage museum for the borough of Redcar and Cleveland. It is home to a treasure trove of artefacts and exhibitions; all housed in a magnificent 1709 Queen Anne building that began life as Free School for Boys.

The museum features a wide range of exhibitions and displays covering local industrial, maritime and social history. Kirkleatham Museum also plays host to an annual programme of exciting exhibitions, family events, musical performances and seasonal activities.

Visitors can also enjoy the beautiful grounds found around the museum, with excitement and adventure for children of all ages. Within the museum grounds, a small woodland trail has been created and benefits from hard surfaced pathways, suitable for visitors to enjoy all year round, including those with access difficulties.

You can now enjoy a virtual 360° tour of the museum. Explore the museum’s exhibitions and familiarise yourself with the site before your visit.

The Lost Words… and beyond

Kirkleatham Museum is excited to present a timely celebration of nature and its importance to our wellbeing and survival.

The Lost Words started as a ‘book of spells’ – a response to the removal of nature words from children’s dictionaries, because those words were not being used enough by children. It’s since become a cultural movement, and The Lost Words exhibition forms a central part of that.
The exhibition itself combines poems (‘spells’) and artwork to re-inspire the wonder of nature, whilst our museum-wide events and trails engage with its wider themes of wellbeing and conservation. Marvel at exquisite depictions of wildlife, wish at the wishing tree, and follow The Wizarding Way to uncover the spell to save nature.

The Tees Valley is blessed with a variety of habitats and landscapes that support abundant wildlife. As the climate crisis worsens, it’s crucial that we help to preserve our local environment and act as guardians for the wildlife we share it with.
For up to date news on The Lost Words exhibition and events surrounding it, check out our Facebook page here.

Enjoy Events



Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

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Pop-up Christmas at Kirkleatham Museum

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Festive Lino Printing

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Privacy Policy

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We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

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This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.