Exhibitions


Only in England
27th May - 3 October 2017
The Only in England exhibition includes rare and previously unseen work by Tony -Ray-Jones and images from Martin Parr's 1970's series capturing the traditional way of life in Hebden Bridge.

A series of vintage Tony Ray-Jones prints are available for viewing at Kirkleatham Museum.

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Northern Brights by Rita Readman
Outside

1st July - 24th September 2017
Living in the North East of England all her life and growing up with industry, the beautiful coast and the moors there is no shortage of inspiration for artists Rita Readman.

Painting is like life, it is a journey. Sometimes it's blood, sweat and tears, other times in can be thrilling and even euphoric. Enjoyment of the painting is Rita's passion; not only for herself by for others who love her work. If her 'Bright Lights' inspire and uplift others, then Rita is very happy. Her love of vivid colour and her need to constantly experiment with various mediums, lead to making paintings in the stained glass style. This is where the 'Bright Lights' series was born.


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The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell: A story of adventure, discovery and political intrigue
Permanent Exhibition
This exhibition tells the story of the North East born explorer Gertrude Bell. An archaeologist, diplomat, linguist, writer and mountaineer who was a key figure in the discussions that led to the creation of Iraq following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire.

Free Gertrude Bell exhibition tours available on request, with prior notice.


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William Turner Exhibition
William Turner Exhibition

Kirkleatham The story of a village (permanent exhibition)
A varied and interesting story of Kirkleatham estate and village is displayed in this exhibition, telling the story of how Kirkleatham has evolved over the past 250 years. The history is told through photographs, displays, information boards and tells the story of the hall, church, village and free school.


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Saxon Princess Exhibition

The Saxon Princess Exhibition - Permanent
Visit the Saxon Princess exhibition for of hands on activities. Dress up as a Saxon princess or warrior, monk or nun, grind the flour, challenge your family to a Saxon game. You may also design your own Saxon treasure. Activities are free and all materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact the Museum. Open Bank Holiday Monday.

Days: Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Venue: Kirkleatham Museum

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