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Tees Cottage Pumping Station

The aim of this project is to improve the understanding of the heritage of Tees Cottage Pumping Station as well as improving the accessibility of the site to a wide-range of visitors, such as schools and the general public.


Author: Tom Watson

Location: 501 Coniscliffe Rd,, Darlington

The Dorman Museum

The Dorman Museum is a purpose built museum located in Middlesbrough, adjacent to Albert Park.


Author: Tom Watson

The Transporter Bridge

The Transporter Bridge was built in 1911, making it the longest operating bridge of its kind in the world.


Author: Tom Watson


We have a range of opportunities for people of all ages and interests.

You could help to hold arts and crafts activities with our Community AcitivTees team; carry out research into local heritage with our Archaeology programme or get hands-on in helping to look after your local environment with Green ActiviTees.

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Our Projects

We operate nearly 20 great projects in the River Tees area that you can get involved with all year round. Our projects are a great way to rediscover the natural environment of the Tees Valley.

To learn more about each project, click below.

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Upcoming events

  • Dawn Chorus Guided Walk

    Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day on an early morning walk to hear the river wake up. Read more

  • Black Path Railway Ramble

    Celebrate Local History Month with River Tees Rediscovered and local volunteers on a walk down the Black Path to South Bank. Read more

  • Barrage to Bridge Heritage Trail

    Celebrate Local History Month with a walk along the historic riverside between the Tees Barrage and the Transporter Bridge to look at the industrial legacy of the last 200 years with the Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society and Teesside Archives. Read more

Latest News

  • What to Spot April 2017

    April is when the fun really starts, winter is long behind us and spring is definitely in the air! Migrant birds make a welcome arrival on a daily basis, including our charismatic sand martins which usually return late March if the weather is with them. Read more

  • Yarm Town Hall

    Nestled on a peninsula of the River Tees is the quaint town of Yarm. It was once the highest point of tidal flow on the River Tees, allowing a port to develop there. Not surprisingly, as its size and stature grew and roads were developed, a toll booth was built to collect taxes from the trade flowing through the town. Yarm Town hall was built c.1710, to replace this tollbooth. Read more

  • Feeling Crafty!

    The Dorman Museum hosted a workshop to reproduce cast moulds to celebrate the Linthorpe Pottery and Christopher Dresser exhibition. Read more