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Explore The Grounds At Kirkleatham Museum

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Explore The Grounds

All the family can enjoy the stunning grounds at Kirkleatham Museum.

With so much to explore, excitement and adventure is guaranteed for visitors of all ages.

Area

Kirkleatham Old Hall Museum

The museum occupies the splendid former free school built in 1709 by Cholmley Turner. It was opened as the local history museum for the borough in 1981 to house existing collections brought in from elsewhere.

Kirkleatham Museum Shop

The shop sells a vast range of gifts and souvenirs, traditional toys and books to mark your day at the museum. The shop also stocks cold drinks, ice-creams and refreshments.

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.

Sir William Turner’s Hospital and Chapel

Also known as the Almshouses*, the Sir William Turner’s Hospital was founded in 1676 to provide sheltered accommodation for twenty elderly people and twenty orphans. Please be respectful of the residents who live here.

St Cuthbert's Church and Mausoleum

St Cuthbert’s Church* and Mausoleum

The churchyard has been sacred ground for over 1,000 years. The Vikings used it for a burial ground in the 9th century. A stone coffin from this period stands inside the church. The old church was demolished in 1763 and re-built by Robert Corney, a Coatham stonemason and joiner.

Stable Block

The Stable Block* and Toasting Gate

The stables and nearby buildings were originally associated with the now-demolished Kirkleatham Hall. Regardless, the magnificent character of the existing buildings has been retained largely due to the quality of its architecture. At its centre is the wonderfully designed courtyard featuring the eye-catching tower and original stables. Beyond the stable block the old carriage drive sweeps through the arch of the Toasting Gate, one of the few original garden features that remain intact.

Kirkleatham Showground and surrounding land

The showground comprises 18 hectares (45 acres) of open grassed space, which is open to public access and has occasional use as a venue for activities and events such as Festival of Thrift.  Adjacent to this area is an additional nine hectares of woodland and landscaped area with a footpath and public access.

Railway Cottages

Railway Cottages

Despite having no railway, Kirkleatham does have a row of railway cottages from 1847, which were dismantled and moved from Redcar in 1861 when the railway line was extended to Saltburn. Designed by John Middleton, these are the last remaining buildings of the Middlesbrough-Redcar Railway. Please be respectful of the residents who live here.

Kirkleatham Owl Centre

Kirkleatham Owl Centre

The Centre is home to a remarkable collection of owls, hawks, vultures, meerkats and mongooses. Please note admission fee applies.

Scream Factory

Scream Factory

The North East’s largest scare event will return bigger and better than ever for Halloween 2018. Come along and immerse yourself into a horrifying world beyond that of your worst nightmares! With all the sounds, odours and backdrops associated with that of Hollywood slasher movies, this unique and creative horror attraction will prove to be a scream for young and old alike.

Sophellies

Sophellies

Sophellies at Kirkleatham offers a selection of meals in pleasant indoor or outdoor surroundings.

Play Area

The museum grounds features a new state of the art play area for children up to the age of 12. Surrounding the play areas are picnic benches, a new maze and a flat lawn.

Kirkleatham Walled Garden

Walled Garden

The museum and grounds is embarking on a huge remodelling process which will involve the integration of many of the attractions across Kirkleatham, culminating in the building of the Catering Academy within the remodelled Walled Garden in mid late 2018.

Enjoy Events

Feb

15

Redcar Town Market

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Mar

05

Kirkleatham Talks - Death & Discovery

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Mar

13

Classical Cleveland - Susanna Braun

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