Iconic Lego Event At Kirkleatham Museum

Kirkleatham Museum is the local history museum for the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland with a treasure trove of artefacts and exhibitions set on three floors, all housed within a magnificent 1710 Queen Anne building.

A major exhibition coming up soon at Kirkleatham is ‘Brick Planet – The world’s most iconic buildings and landmarks in Lego’, which runs from 7th May until 11th July, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm and special late night opening on Thursdays until 6pm. Admission is: Adults £3.50, Children £1.50 with a family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £8.50.

Permanent Exhibitions are: ‘Saxon Princess’, ‘William Turner and the story of Kirkleatham Village’ and ‘World War I & II’.

Current temporary exhibitions are: ‘Perceptions of Landscape’ – Artist Graham Lowe (until 10th April), ‘Robin Whitehead Photographer’ (until 3rd April) and ‘Teesside Industry Gladiator’ – Artist Brian Collins (until 21st April).

‘Crafty Tuesdays and Fun Thursdays’ will be held over the coming months, the next time over the Easter Holidays, 29th and 31st March, 5th and 7th April and then May half-term 31st May, 2nd June.

Talks at Kirkleatham commence at 2pm (£2.00 per person with light refreshments included). The next talk on Tuesday 3rd May is ‘Tees Wildlife Volunteers’ by Amy Carrick, then on the 7th of June ‘Missions To Seafarers Chaplain’ by Colin Worswick and on 28th June ‘The Extraordinary Gertrude Lowthian Bell – Queen Of The Desert’.

Kirkleatham Museum is open in the summer, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm (closed Mondays except Bank Holidays) and in the winter until 4pm. Admission to the museum is free but there are charges for some of the touring exhibitions and events held at the site.

For further information, contact 01642 479500, or email joanne.hodgson@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk. More details about Kirkleatham Museum can be found on their website www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/kirkleathammuseum