Kirkleatham Museum features a selection of permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions.
Here is what’s in store for 2020.
A royal bed burial with finds unparalleled in the Anglo- Saxon world. The Saxon Princess treasure, found near Loftus, is housed at Kirkleatham, with scenes of everyday life in the 7th Century AD.
| World War 1 |
On the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Kirkleatham Museum remember the local people who gave their lives and celebrate their dedication and bravery.
| Steel Stories |
Steel Stories is a powerful celebration of our region’s steel and industrial heritage.This interactive exhibition is the culmination of 12 months of community engagement and research, showcasing stories, artefacts and pictures from real people who worked and lived in the steel industry and community.
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| Gertrude Bell |
Gertrude Bell lived at Red Barns in Redcar from the age of 2. Born into a wealthy and privileged family in the North East of England she chose to spend much of her life far from home as a traveller, explorer and archaeologist. During and after World War 1, her extensive knowledge of the Middle East led to her working for the British Government and she was a key individual in the discussions that led to the creation of Iraq following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire.Friend of Churchill and TE Lawrence, this exhibition is a fascinating insight into her life.
|10 January – 8 February |
This exhibition features a new immersive walk- in installation entitled ‘Altered States’ where the audience will be invited to actually be ‘inside’ a painting rather than just viewing one. The exhibition will also show works across her career and a series of workshops, talks and public tours will take place during the exhibition.
Aukusti Tuhka (1895 – 1973), Aurora borealis, 1917, woodcut © The Trustees of the British Museum, Reproduced by permission of the artist’s estate
|15 February – 17 May|
A British Museum touring Nordic by nature: modern design and prints?
Frozen landscapes, the atmospheric aurora borealis and natural materials such as birch have long influenced designers and artists from Nordic lands. This touring exhibition features stunning glassware, design and prints inspired by nature to express the culture, traditions and identity of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.Supported by the Dorset Foundation