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Mima - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Home > Things to See & Do > Mima - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

The UK's newest gallery of modern and contemporary art.

mima showcases an internationally significant programme of fine art and applied art from the 1900 to the present day. Exhibitions change on a quarterly basis and include the annual Collection Show, which concentrates on Middlesbrough's outstanding collection of fine art, ceramics and contemporary jewellery. In addition an offsite programme of events and exhibitions will provide visitors the chance to engage with art in alternative surroundings.

The gallery has 5 exhibition spaces, informal spaces, two dedicated collection stores, a conservation studio, education suite, auditorium, roof terrace, garden, cafe and shop.

Situated in the town centre between the Carnegie Library and Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's sculpture, 'Bottle of Notes'. The gallery has easy access by car, public transport and foot.

Mima

The modern and contemporary art collection comprises of well over 1,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture which include works by Ben Nicholson, David Bomberg, LS Lowry, Stanley Spencer, Gwen John, David Hockney and Bridget Riley as well as many young internationally acclaimed artists.

The contemporary international jewellery collection consists of both precious and non-precious jewellery. Examples from the collection have been featured in many major publications on the subject and have toured widely.

The 20th century British ceramics collection is also one of the most important of its kind in the country, charting the studio ceramics movement from the 1920s to the present day.

Educational Visit Details
Available activities: Illustrated talks, artist led workshops, art loans box 'Art on Tour' craft based sessions, in school sessions. We are happy to discuss new ways of working with schools or groups of schools on innovative art based projects.


Entrance is FREE


Car parking facilities: Yes
Coach parking facilities: Yes
Picnic area (covered): Yes
Picnic area (uncovered): No
Wheelchair access: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Children's play area: Yes
Speaker available: Yes
Guide available: Yes
Shop/gift centre: Yes
Coffee shop: Yes
Classroom/study area: Yes
Teachers pack available: No
Free pre visit for teachers: Yes
Interpretation panels: No

 
Opening Hours

Gallery Opening Times
Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.00am – 5.00pm
Thurs 10.00am – 7.00pm
(FREE parking on Thurs from 4.00pm)
Sun 12noon - 4.00pm
Closed Mon (Except Bank Holidays, Sun opening times apply)
mima reception is open during gallery opening times
t: 01642 726 720
 
Shop Opening Times
Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.00am – 5.00pm
Thurs 10.00am – 7.00pm 
(FREE parking on Thurs from 4.00pm)
Sun 12noon - 4.00pm
Closed Mon (Except Bank Holidays, Sun opening times apply)
mima reception is open during gallery opening times
t: 01642 726 720

Café Prego Opening Times
Mon 8.30am-4.30pm
Tues, Wed & Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm
Thurs 8.30am – 7.00pm
(FREE parking on Thurs from 4.00pm)
Sat 10.00-5.00pm
Sun 12noon - 4.00pm
Closed Mon (Except Bank Holidays, Sun opening times apply)
Cafe Prego t: 01642 222 784
 

Contact Details:

Address:
Centre Square
Middlesbrough
TS1 2AZ
Telephone: 01642 726720