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mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, is one of the UK’s leading galleries for modern and contemporary art and craft.

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Mima Building Exterior

Opening times

mima gallery and shop opening times:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm
Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sun 12.00 – 4.00pm
Closed Monday

mima reception is open during gallery opening times: 01642 931 232

Current exhibitions


10 October 2015 - 31 January 2016

What is drawing? Drawing? is a programme of exhibitions and events across the North East, celebrating the role and importance of drawing in not only in the arts, but also…


10 October 2015 - 7 February 2016

Opening launch: Saturday 10 October, 10.00am – 6.00pm ‘Localism’ is an ambitious project telling the story of art in Middlesbrough from its beginnings in 1829 to now. It takes a radical approach…

The Office of Useful Art

19 June 2015 - 31 December 2016

‘Arte Útil’ roughly translates as ‘useful art’. This type of practice focuses on the applied dimension of art, stressing the beneficial outcomes of projects for their users. The archive of Arte Útil…

Jewellery Gallery

4 October 2014 - 31 October 2024

We have one of the finest publicly-owned jewellery collections in the country, to rival those of the Victoria and Albert museum and the National Galleries of Scotland. The gallery features provocative and fascinating…


Outstanding fine and applied art

For the first time mima’s entire collection is freely available online. Objects previously only seen within the gallery are now here for you to enjoy from anywhere in the world....

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