Tees Valley Visitor Attractions

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Tees Valley Properties and Gardens and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Captain Cook Birthplace Museum - Middlesbrough - Discover why Captain Cook is the world's most famous navigator and explorer, housed in a purpose-built building, themed display galleries, temporary exhibitions, associated activities and events, cafe, shop - we have no accessibility info on this site


Camerons Brewery Visitor Centre - Hartlepool - on the site of the former Stranton pub, interactive displays trace brewing through the ages and the rise of the present company from its origins in 1865, Brewery Tours are available see thir website - we have no accessibility info on this site -


Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum - Saltburn - located in some of the structures & tunnels which once formed part of the Loftus Ironstone Mine, some restrictions on accessible - Museum Display Gallery & Ventilation System - Ramp into cinema then level or gentle slopes throughout Minimum width 0.6m. North Drift - Access is via a steeply inclined ramp approximately 8.5m long


Dorman Museum - Middlesbrough - With 8 galleries and 2 changing exhibition spaces on two floors, hands-on activities, objects and children's trails, temporary exhibition galleries and regular holiday events, cafe - full disabled access throughout, disabled toilets with baby changing facilities


Hartlepool's Maritime Experience - Jackson Dock, Hartlepool - re-creation of an 18th century seaport historic quayside, featuring 'Pressganged', 'Fighting Ships', realistic period shops and houses, HMS Trincomalee, Museum of Hartlepool - Access around the quayside is good for wheelchairs and pushchairs, Baby-changing, adult changing room available for radar key holders, Access ramps to ships, Lift access to Fighting Ships and on-board HMS Trincomalee


Hartlepool Power Station Visitor Centre - has an interactive exhibition where you can find out more about nuclear power generation also offers pre-booked tours of the power station - all free of charge - we have no accessibility info on this site


Heugh Gun Battery Museum (pronounced "Yuff") - Hartlepool - a faithfully restored 19th century coastal defence battery - accessibility to some areas of the site are restricted. please see the access statement on their website


HMS Trincomalee - Hartlepool - built in 1817, is one of the oldest ship afloat in Europe.- The Ship has been fitted with paltform lifts from the Gun Deck to the Quarter Deck, some restrictions


Head of Steam - located on the 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the world's first steam-worked public railway, devoted to the area formerly served by the North Eastern Railway, with particular reference to the Stockton & Darlington Railway, and the railway industry of Darlington, Exhibits include Stephenson's 'Locomotion No. 1', - Ramped access, separate baby changing room, disabled toilet with alarm pull switch


House of Blah Blah - Middlesbrough - Art Gallery, Artists' Studios, Interactive Project Space, Talks, Workshops, Events and Archive, contemporary artists and photographers, more than 2,000sq metres of space, spread across three rooms including a modernised gallery, studio space for artists and an old engineering workshop. - we have no accessibility info on this site


Kirkleatham Museum - the local history museum for the Borough of Redcar & Cleveland housed in a magnificent 1710 Queen Anne building that sits within a site covering 15 acres - site is generally flat, with gentle ramps at the ends of pathways which make it ideal for wheelchair users.Displays and exhibitions occupy the three floors of the Museum, all of which are accessible via the Ground Floor lift. Public toilets, including facilities for disabled visitors and baby changing, are located on the Ground Floor.


Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art - (mima) is a beautiful gallery in the heart of Middlesbrough showcasing an international programme of fine art and applied art. Admission free.café shop family activities and special events - fully accessible throughout, with lifts to all floors and disabled toilets. Wheelchairs are available on request


Middlesbrough Sports Village - provides a range of top level sporting facilities - Athletics Stadium, Cycle Circuit, Velodrome, Skate Park etc - we have no accessibility info on this site


Newham Grange Country Farm - Middlesbrough - There has been a working farm at Newham Grange since the 17th century. It is now a unique and extremely popular attraction for the whole family!wide range of animal breeds of cattle, pigs, sheep,+ rabbits, goats, ponies, donkeys, poultry and waterfowl to the play and picnic area, willow maze, petting area and mini tractors not forgetting the farmhouse cafe and the new farm shop. - The farm provides access for disabled people in most areas and a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are also available


Mr Twisters - Hartlepool - a 13,000 sq ft facility operating as a family entertainment centre for babies, toddlers and children up to the ages of 12, children's playframes, enclosed football court, cafe, 4 themed party rooms, one of the largest soft indoor play area's in the North East - we have no accessibility info on this site


Oak Lodge Shooting Ground - Hartlepool - affordable and accessible for any age, gender or ability from complete novice through to experienced shots - we have no accessibility info on this site


Ormesby Hall - Middlesbrough - 18th century mansion with park, gardens and a permanent model railway exhibition. Home of the Pennyman family for nearly 400 years, this classic Georgian mansion is accompanied by the Victorian kitchen and laundry in the old service wing and outside there are attractive gardens and estate walks - Mobility parking, 15 yards from Hall entrance, accessible toilet, Braille guide available, Baby-changing facilities


Our Funhouse - Middlesbrough - Indoor multi-level soft play centre for children aged up to 12. Offering childrens parties, adventure play, toddlers sessions, and educational play - we have no accessibility info on this site


Piercebridge Roman Fort and Bridge (ruin) - The remains at Piercebridge are part of a large bridge that carried a Roman road across the River Tees. They now lie high and dry on the south bank of the river, which has moved northwards since the bridge was built, is one of a number of forts built along Dere Street, which was one of the most important roads in Roman Britain. - we have no accessibility info on this site


Platform-A Gallery - Middlesbrough - Platform A is a gallery dedicated to innovative developments in contemporary art through its diverse programme of exhibitions - we have no accessibility info on this site


Python Gallery - Middlesbrough - The Python Gallery is an exhibition and events venue with a changing programme of events. Coffee House and Cafe - we have no accessibility info on this site


Quads 4 All - Hartlepool - Super quad bike action aimed at 3 age groups with bikes ranging from 50cc and 250cc - we have no accessibility info on this site


Saltburn Cliff Lift - Britain's oldest remaining water balanced cliff lift - we have no accessibility info on this site


Saltholme Reserve (RSPB) - state-of-the-art building with panoramic views of this huge wetland, café , 3 architect-designed hides, walled wildlife garden, adventure play area - Visitor centre and shop has step free, level access, sccessible toilets, baby changing, trails surfaced in bound gravel, mostly on level ground with seating provided.


Summerhill Country Park - Hartlepool - 100 acres, on the western edge of Hartlepool that has been transformed for conservation and outdoor sports - we have no accessibility info on this site


Teesside Karting - Middlesbrough - Karting for novices & professional drivers with children's events too! - we have no accessibility info on this site


Tees Transporter Bridge and Visitor Centre - Middlesbrough - This unique structure dominates the Middlesbrough skyline transporting cars and passengers across the River Tees.newly installed glass viewing lift, shop. visitor centre. The Visitor Experience includes return journey on the gondola and trip to the top of the bridge in the glass viewing lift - booking required - we have no accessibility info on this site


Unicorn Centre - Middlesbrough - Horse riding for able-bodied and disabled children and adults, provides riding lessons and therapy for children and adults from 5 years old, both disabled and able-bodied, a hoist facility for mounting onto ponies is available for wheelchair users


Wynyard Hall Gardens - over 3,000 roses plus flowers, shrubs, and trees, water features, visitor centre, farm shop - we have no accessibility info on this site


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