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  1. Heugh Gun Battery Museum

    Heugh Gun Battery

    Come and explore a faithfully restored 19th century coastal defence battery. This North-East visitors attraction boasts a unique history, being the only area to have seen ship-to-shore combat during the First World War and through out...

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Hartlepool

  2. Camerons Brewery Visitor Centre

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    Originally established in 1854 by William Waldon the brewery was taken over by John Cameron in 1872. Cameron grew the business by buying out smaller breweries before rising to fame as a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist. Guided...

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    Type:
    Brewery
    Location:

    Hartlepool

  3. Museum of Hartlepool

    Museum of Hartlepool

    The Museum of Hartlepool is housed in a purpose-built building adjacent to Hartlepool Historic Quay and form part of Hartlepool's Maritime Experience. The displays take the visitor from the earliest beginnings, following the last Ice Age,...

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool

  4. Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum

    Darlington Railway Centre Museum

    Restored 1842 passenger station on the original route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway (the world's 1st steam-worked public railway). The museum exhibits relate to railways in the North East of England and include Stephenson's...

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Darlington

  5. Nature's World

    Pretty flowers at Natures World

    The North of England's Pioneering eco-experience, featuring organic demonstration and ornamental gardens, wildlife areas and ponds, tearoom restaurant with terrace, gift shop and unique working River Tees model. Dig for Victory is a...

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    Type:
    Enviromental Attraction
    Location:

    Middlesbrough

  6. Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

    Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

    On the site of the original Loftus Ironstone Mine, this museum offers visitors an exciting and authentic underground experience.

    Discover the special skills and customs of the miners who helped make Cleveland one of the most important...

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Skinningrove

  7. HMS Trincomalee

    HMS Trincolmalee

    HMS Trincomalee, built in 1817, is one of the oldest ship afloat in Europe and the last of Nelson's frigates. She is the centrepiece of the award winning attraction, Hartlepool's Maritime Experience and is now fully restored in an...

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    Type:
    Historic Ship
    Location:

    Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool

  8. Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

    Flowers at Captain Cook Birthplace Musuem

    Discover why Captain James Cook is the world's most famous navigator with our exploration into his early life, seafaring career and legacy of his voyages.

    The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum opened on the 28th October 1978 - the 250th...

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Middlesbrough

  9. St Hilda's Church Visitor Centre

    St Hildas

    This magnificent Early English church, believed to be on the site of St Hilda's 7th century monastery, stands close to the sea on the Headland. From it there are views of the marina and over Tees Bay into North Yorkshire. Outstanding...

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    Type:
    Church / Chapel
    Location:

    Hartlepool

  10. Dorman Museum

    Dorman Museum

    The Dorman Museum has a huge collection of items from the fantastic to the fabulous, from natural history and geology to social history and Victorian arts and craft. Interesting and fun for all ages and abilities. Our recent...

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Middlesbrough

  11. Hartlepool's Maritime Experience

    Hartlepool's Maritime Experience

    An authentic reconstruction of an 18th Century naval seaport. Step back in time to a remarkable period in British history. Regular musketry, cannon firing and sword fighting displays bring the past to life. Featuring the short film...

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Hartlepool

  12. Summerhill Local Nature Reserve and Outdoor Activity Centre

    Summerhill Visitor Centre Exterior

    Summerhill is a 100 acre Country Park on the edge of Hartlepool that has been transformed for conservation and outdoor sports. The site includes open access facilities for rock climbing, cycling, walking, orienteering and play. Staff at...

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    Type:
    Activity Centre
    Location:

    Hartlepool

  13. Transporter Bridge and Visitor Centre

    This unique structure dominates the Middlesbrough skyline and is the only working bridge of its kind in England. The bridge transports cars and passengers across the River Tees to Port Clarence.

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    Type:
    Industrial Archaeology
    Location:

    Middlesbrough

  14. Preston Hall Museum & Park

    A Georgian country house set in beautiful parkland overlooking the River Tees.

    ExcluSAVE Offer: Buy One Get One Free On Admission

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    Type:
    Museum
    Location:

    Stockton-on-Tees

  15. Saltburn's Inclined Tramway

    Victorian water-balanced inclined tramway linking the town of Saltburn to the lower promenade and beach.

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    Type:
    Railway
    Location:

    Saltburn-by-the-Sea

  16. Saltburn Valley Woodland Centre

    Interpretative and educational visitor centre in the heart of Saltburn Valley. Woodland walks, full programme of events and cafe.

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    Type:
    Heritage / Visitor Centre
    Location:

    Saltburn-by-the-Sea

  17. Saltburn Miniature Railway

    A 15" gauge miniature railway running from the seafront to the Valley Gardens and Woodland Centre. First established in 1947 and operated solely by volunteers.

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    Type:
    Miniature Railway
    Location:

    Lower Promenade, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

  18. Guisborough Forest and Walkway

    The visitor centre is an interpretive and educational centre and runs a full programme of family events throughout the year.

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    Type:
    Forest
    Location:

    Guisborough

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