Middlesbrough is one of the top locations of choice when it comes to staycations in the UK. If you're planning a mid-week stay at our Middlesbrough Serviced Apartments, we've got you covered with the most exciting things you can do during your time here.
Middlesbrough has remained the rustic countryside town where Captain James Cook grew up, despite the external modern developments of today's world. So, jump on a bus and get ready for our voyage through this borough's transformation into the modern world.
1) Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Start your journey in the heart of Middlesbrough at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. You will find amazing sculptures, prints, and pictures on display. After your tour, why not stop into the Smeltry Cafe for a quick bite to eat.
2) Dorman Museum
The Dorman Museum is located on the opposite side of town, across from the Albert Park. The teal coloured dome is by far one of Middlesbrough's most recognisable features since its inauguration in 1904. Its striking terracotta exterior is equally as nice to look at when lit up at night time. It truly is a work of art inside and out, and we think it's definitely worth a visit.
3) The Tunnel Gallery
The Tunnel Gallery in Middlesbrough, similar to the Banksy tunnel in London, showcases works by various artists. You can expect a new display every two months that will leave you no choice but to take pictures and capture the fantastic artwork. The best part is that it's open 24 hours a day, so you can go any time that is convenient for you. Not only that, but don't you think it makes public transport less turbulent than usual?
4) Tees Transporter Bridge and Visitor Center
As you may or may not have seen, Middlesbrough is densely packed with contemporary and technical institutions. The Tees Transporter Bridge, the world's longest operational transporter bridge, is possibly the most famous of all its attractions. Adults will only need to pay £5 ($6.36) for the visitor's package. The package includes a guided tour on the top deck via an impressive glass lift or in a glass gondola above the river. Children can go for a slightly cheaper rate at £3.50 ($3.50). The bridge can easily be walked or biked the whole length.
5) Stewart Park
Instead of going for a picnic or strolling through Stewart Park, why not pay a visit to the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum? Here you will learn about the life of this famous navigator. If this doesn't interest you enough, there's a pets' area for all the animal lovers. The park workers care for a variety of animals, including tamed llamas, goats, cattle, and other domesticated animals. Outdoor table tennis and mini-golf are available to park visitors who enjoy a little competition. While you're there, you can take in the beautiful garden scenery and grab a bite to eat at the restaurant.