Kirkleatham Museum

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

The museum features a wide range of semi-permanent displays covering local and social history and the maritime and industrial heritage of the area. The renowned Saxon Princess Exhibition is a stunning showcase of some of the finest Anglo Saxon finds from Northern England and is an outstanding and popular addition to the visitor experience.

Kirkleatham Museum plays host to an annual programme of exciting family events, musical performances and seasonal activities.

To make visiting the museum easy and convenient, you will find a free on site car park with disabled parking spaces available.

Admission to the museum is free but there are charges for some of the touring exhibitions and events held at the site.

Opening times

3 October 2017 to 2 April 2018 : 10am 4pm

Last admission 3.45pm

3 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 : 10am 5pm

Last admission 4.45pm

Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays

Open Good Friday

Entry Price

Admission to the museum is free but there are charges for some of the touring exhibitions and events held at the site.

Getting around inside Kirkleatham Museum

Entry to the museum is Free. The main doors are automatic. The reception desk and shop sales counter selling souvenirs, books, postcards and gifts are immediately inside.

Our friendly and helpful staff will be pleased to help you to get around the displays. Please ask if you would like some help. The museum has three floors, and is completely accessible for wheelchair users.

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the museum and in the Café.

Kirkleatham Museum Guide

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School groups and party visits

Guided tours and special facilities bookable in advance.

Kirkleatham Museum Reference Library

The reference library has been recently reorganised and is available for private research. The collection includes a comprehensive selection of books including local history information, comprising publications, leaflets, press cuttings, parish registers and maps.

Please contact the museum reception to book an appointment on 01642 479500,


Sophellies at Kirkleatham offers a selection of meals in pleasant indoor or outdoor surroundings.

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We have extensive grounds with woodland trails, a maze, play area, willow dome and nature garden.


Please see our accessibility policy for more information on the Museum's accessibility provision.

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