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Captain Cook Birthplace Museum


The Museum offers a variety of workshops to help classes investigate Captain Cook and global exploration. Through hands-on encounters with authentic objects, students can investigate Captain Cook, the man, or focus on a specific area of his exploration and achievement. All sessions consider how our local hero made his mark on the world.

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum


The museum offers a wide variety of activities form historical role playing using authentic costumes and artefacts through to science focussed nature activities, often with a historical twist due to the museum’s uniques location on the Yorkshire coast.

Dorman Museum


With its rich collections of local artefacts from the Stone Age up to present day, the Dorman Museum offers a range of activities that specialise in local history in particular. Their unique collection of Christopher Dresser pottery allows children an insight into the importance of Middlesbrough during the Victorian era.

Hartlepool Museum and Art Gallery


The combination of the Museum and the Gallery working together allows a wide range of activities for all ages. Primarily focussed on the history of Hartlepool and the main characters that shaped its development, the collections can be used flexibly for a variety of historical and artistic topics.

Head of Steam


The museum offers a wide range of curriculum linked activities set within a fantastic collection of local railway realted collections. Using roleplay or artefacts, schools ofetn use the museum for creative writing projects as well as the obvious historical enquiry. Look out for the ghost!

Kirkleatham Museum


With a range of collections covering life in the area from Roman times onwards, the breadth of possibilities is vast. Often using role play and authentic historical artefacts, the museum offers a range of topics including seaside holidays,  mining and Gertrude Bell and the Victorians

Preston Park Museum


Visiting Preston Park Museum is a fantastic way to engage your students in their local heritage and can support a variety of curriculum topics. As well as the exciting museum collections and interactive Victorian Street to enjoy, there are many areas of the beautiful park to explore.



Education is at the heart of mima’s mission and their sessions explore learning through making and critical thinking with a Philosphy for Children framework. Each of their programmes intersects with different subjects and open opportunities for cross-disciplinary learning. Programmes are tailored for the ages and needs of every group. Using the gallery spaces and a bespoke education space, they develop individual thinking around the work of artists, as well develop language, discussion, and observational skills, in turn developing positive experiences for all participants.


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The centre runs creativity and problem solving events for pupils across the Tees Valley (and beyond) from Nursery to post 16. Often with a focus on technology events such as Scrapheap Challenges, Animation Days, Poetry events, and Film making days tap into the rich knowledge children often have about use of digital media but had never really explored how to articulate it.

Tees Valley Music Service


TVMS has served the Tees Valley for over thirty years. Initially a purely peripatetic instrumental tuition service, we have extended our provision to include teacher training, school curriculum support and delivery, consultancy for all aspects of music education, including music technology, and instrument and equipment hire. Now one of the 122 National Music Education Hub Lead Partners, we are the first port of call for all your music needs.


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ARC is a venue in the centre of Stockton on Tees, offering a full programme of professional, high quality cultural entertainment including music, comedy, drama, dance, spoken word, film and work for families and schools. They have an extensive programme of creative activity for people to take part in. They work with an increasing range of partners across the Tees Valley, North East region and beyond to ensure they are offering the very best cultural activity for the Tees Valley.

Theatre Hullabaloo

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Theatre Hullabaloo is a pioneering organisation that makes, tours & promotes theatre for young audiences, aged 0 – 16 years old, because they believe that children are the most important audience of all. They create pioneering work which puts the young person at the heart of the creative process. Their work is driven by the belief that young audiences have an entitlement to theatre of the highest quality which inspires the imagination and challenges the mind.