Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art - mima

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom


  • Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
  • Centre Square
  • Middlesbrough
  • Teesside
  • TS1 2AZ
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

Monday, closed
Tuesday, 10.00am - 4.30pm
Wednesday, 10.00am - 4.30pm
Thursday, 10.00am - 7.00pm
Friday, 10.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday, 10.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday, 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Travel Information

Bus: 5 minutes walk from Middlesbrough Bus Station
Train: 10 mintue walk from Middlesbrough Train Station


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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) is the useful museum, a civic institution that promotes art as a tool for social change. 

Its programme integrates exhibitions and collection displays with learning activities, off-site projects, commissions and community-focused initiatives. 

It plays a key role in the cultural ecology of North East England, particularly Teesside, and is internationally recognised for its mission.

mima is part of Teesside University and funded by Arts Council England and Middlesbrough Council. 

It is a member of the Plus Tate network and partner of ‘The Uses of Art – The Legacy of 1848 and 1989’, a project by the European museums confederation L’Internationale

Visit the mima shop to discover a unique range of hand crafted ceramics and jewellery, great gift ideas and art books & magazines.

With family friendly interactive guides, maps, doodle sheets, drawing materials, special events and a family welcome area, mima is a great place to get creative with the little ones. 

mima is fully accessible throughout the building.

Exhibiting artists