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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art has a civic agenda to connect art, people and ideas to make the world a better place.  We put art into action.  We work with the community to address current issues within politics, economics and culture.  Our programmes encompass urgent themes such as housing, migration, inequality, regeneration and healthcare.

We offer changing exhibitions, collection displays, learning activities, projects and community-focused initiatives that involve many artists and publics.  These programmes promote creativity for everyone in ordinary life, through education, debate and making.

Part of Teesside University, we are developing relationships with constituencies in Middlesbrough and beyond.  Our ambition is that these help us shape who we are: a public site, open and accessible, diverse and inclusive and used by all.

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Plan your visit

Opening times

We are closed on Mondays, we are open:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm

Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm

You can contact us on:  01642 931232

MIMA Kitchen:

Our cafe is open and serves light breakfasts, lunches, freshly baked cakes together with a wide variety of drinks.

We are open:

Mon             Closed

Tue – Fri     08:00 – 16:00

Sat              09:00 – 16:00

Sun             12:00 – 16:00


Our spaces are available for private hire, please email HireMIMA@tees.ac.uk.

General enquiries telephone 01642 931 232






Current exhibitions

Mikhail Karikis, For Many Voices

12 October 2019 10:00 am - 23 February 2020 4:00 pm

Image credit: Mikhail Karikis, No Ordinary Protest, 2018. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Supported by Arts Council England.   The first survey…

Middlesbrough Collection, Why Are We Here? With Black Artists & Modernism

23 March 2019 2:00 pm - 29 March 2020 4:00 pm

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art’s (MIMA)  year-long Middlesbrough Collection display reveals new narratives within the institute’s collection. Through a collaboration with research group Black Artists & Modernism, the collection is…

Art in Action

17 November 2018 10:00 am - 17 November 2019 4:30 pm

Our display Art in Action, reflects the voices, stories and experiences of the extraordinary people we work with.  Each season we share projects that contribute to life in our area. …

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