Kirkleatham Museum features a selection of permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions.
Here is what’s in store for 2022.
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.
Further information available here
| 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.
|Jane Riley – Coastal Matters|
|An exhibition exploring the coastline from Ravenscar to the mouth of the Tees and beyond. Through woven tapestry and ceramics, this body of work looks at the past, present and future of the impact of industrial areas. It celebrates the beautiful diversity of our marine life whose future depends on careful management and protection of it’s habitat. |
July 2nd – September 30th 2022
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.