The Famous Blue Bridge

The Tees Transporter Bridge, opened in 1911, is the only working bridge of its kind in England. Following the recent £2.6m HLF-supported Visitor Experience Project, a new glass viewing lift has been installed providing access to the landmark's 160ft upper walkway. The newly modernised gondola continues to transport pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles across the River Tees. The Transporter Bridge is also licensed for bungee jumping and abseiling.

Middlesbrough's Most Famous Son

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum celebrates the life, voyages and encounters of the town's most famous son, Captain James Cook. The museum is set in the inspiring surroundings of Stewart Park, which includes a granite vase marking the site of the cottage where he was born. The museum also has a cosy on-site café. (Note: The museum is closed during the winter season and will reopen May 2017.)

Celebrate Middlesbrough's Heritage

The Dorman Museum houses the world's largest public collections of work by designer Dr. Christopher Dresser and locally produced, world-renowned Linthorpe Art Pottery. Whether interested in local history, science, nature or arts and crafts, there are exhibitions to suit all tastes, plus a delicious on-site tearoom. The museum is located adjacent to the Victorian-era Albert Park, which is perfect for a family day out.