Kirkleatham Museum

Redcar and Cleveland Visual Border


Welcome to 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.

Building on the success of the last three years, Kirkleatham will again host the Festival of Thrift and a range of community activities including walks and historical talks.

2019 Opening Times

    • Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm (last admission 3.45pm)
    • Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays and open Good Friday)
    • Last admission 15 minutes before closing time


Admission to the museum is free but there are charges for some of the touring exhibitions and events held at the site.


The museum has three floors, and is completely accessible for wheelchair users. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome to visit the museum too. Please see our accessibility policy for further information on the museums accessibility provision.

Kirkleatham Museum Reference Library

The reference library has been recently reorganised and is available for private research. The collection includes a comprehensive selection of books including local history information, comprising publications, leaflets, press cuttings, parish registers and maps. Please contact the museum to book an appointment.

Contact Us

Need help to plan your visit?

There are many ways to contact the museum you can call, write, email or follow the official Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest news, events and exhibitions.


Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds
TS10 5NW

Telephone: 01642 479500
Email: museumenquiries@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirkleathammuseumandgrounds/

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