MIMA: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Middlebrough Institute of Modern Art in Centre Square

In the winter I enjoyed meeting up with a friend for a visit to MIMA. We took the 12.41 from Whitby, arriving in Middlesbrough at 14.07. MIMA  is a short 10 minute walk from the railway station. As you leave the train station turn left and walk down to Albert Road. Then turn right and walk towards the town centre. The very obvious MIMA building is set in the public square on the left.

The building designed by Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects is worth a look.  I particularly like the roof terrace, which includes a purpose built sound space. From the terrace there are views across Middlesbrough and the North Yorkshire Moors.

MIMA  hosts temporary exhibitions of fine and applied arts from 1900 to the present day. Find out what’s on at their website.  Admission is free.

After tea in the MIMA cafe we took the 17.40 train home to Whitby, arriving at 19.07

Useful resources

For timetables, detailed station information and more, visit the Esk Valley Railway main website, www.eskvalleyrailway.co.uk.
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