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Permanent Exhibitions

Kirkleatham Museum features a selection of permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions.

Here is what’s in store for 2024.

Saxon Princess
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.

First World War

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.

Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell lived at Red Barns in Redcar from the age of 2, this exhibition tells the story of her fascinating life.

The Georgian Dining Room
This Georgian-period dining room display offers us a unique perspective into the exuberant lifestyle of the wealthy upper-classes at this time. The grandeur of this room highlights the formal and intricate nature of dining rituals. The strict social order for seating, the range of tableware and the act of inviting guests each contribute to an elaborate and sophisticated affair.
With thanks to the MA Curator Degree Apprenticeship team for their support in the development of the interpretation and project.

Visiting Exhibitions

100 Years of Fashion – 29th March – 22nd September 2024

From the opulent and structured styles of the early 1900s to the more casual and laid-back looks of the 1990s, this collection looks at how fashion has continuously evolved throughout the decades.

Bikes Mean Business

Bikes Mean Business is an exhibition of all things bike, with artwork created by the cycle mechanics who work at Route 1 Coffee House. This enterprising group have downed tools and replaced them with pens and paper, to try and share what bikes, recycling and renovation means to them.

Extend

MA Art Practice & MA Design Practice postgraduate students from The Northern School of Art present EXTEND, an exploration into nature, landscape, and the built environment through the disciplines of photography, sculpture, textiles and surface design and natural dyeing.  

Exhibiting artists and designers include Lottie Ashurst, Ellie Cutmore, Emily King, Fiery MacHirst, Robin McLaughlin and Jasmine Amber Watt.

This exhibition is part of The Northern Art Gala, a series of exhibitions across the region showcasing the work of art and design postgraduate students studying MA Arts Practice, MA Design Practice and MA Design History at The Northern School of Art in Hartlepool.

Let Not The Deep Swallow Me Up

As part of the 200 year anniversary of the RNLI, this exhibition aims to tell stories both historic and current, and explore our local heritage, uncovering the ordinary behind the extraordinary tales. It will showcase fine art imagery around texture, substance and historical artefact.

The exhibition, by Redcar based photographer (Portrait of Britain winner 2023), aims to evoke a sense of connection and storytelling through his work, whether a personal project, commissioned or commercial. He has had public exhibitions and works with a range of commercial clients such as Hilton Hotels, The Royal Opera House, DFDS, Barker and Stonehouse, & North East Times Magazine.

Explore Kirkleatham Museum at Home

Whilst we were unable to visit Kirkleatham Museum, the museum along with local artists created their first online exhibition, ‘Living Through Lockdown’ which captured the stillness of lockdown and the rediscovery of nature. You can view the exhibition here.

The Museum also created a programme of virtual events, craft videos, and activities suitable for all ages inspired by things you would find at the Museum to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home.

Enjoy Events

May

25

Redcar Kite Festival

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May

25

Yorkshire Fossil Festival

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May

27

Zetland Gold Cup Family Day

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