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Really wild exhibition opens at Dorman Museum

A really wild exhibition has opened at Middlesbrough's Dorman Museum.

Safari takes inspiration from the museum's opening 115 years ago when most of the galleries were dedicated to Natural History.

The exhibition is described as a vibrant, interactive journey into the habitats and wildlife of the African continent with much to discover.

Visitors can set up camp in the Safari tent and from there head out to explore wild habitats from the savanna to the deep jungle and meet the animals that live there.

From beetles to buffalo, and lions to giraffes, Safari will take you on an unforgettable journey of animal discovery.

Objects from the museum's original collection of Natural Science and world cultures will take pride of place alongside some additional extras including an animatronic lion.

Cllr Mieka Smiles, Middlesbrough Council's Executive Member for Culture and Communities, said: ""It's the summer holidays and those with children will be on the hunt for interesting things to do to keep little ones entertained.

"The Safari exhibition is just one example of the fun on offer at the Dorman Museum which as well as being exciting is educational too!"

Safari is yet another event included in Middlesbrough's sizzling Summer of Fun and the Dorman Museum is also a location for one of the 11 ‘Book Benches' which form a novel discovery trail around the town.

From massive summer events such as Mela, the Cleveland Show and Orange Pip Market to award-winning venues such as the Dorman, mima and the Town Hall as well as outdoor favourites Albert Park, Stewart Park and Newham Grange Farm and Middlesbrough town centre's shopping offer there is something for everyone throughout the summer.

To find out more about all the activities in Middlesbrough's Summer of Fun visit the Love Middlesbrough website.

The Safari exhibition is open now and will remain in place until Sunday, December 15. Tickets cost £3 adults, £2 children/concessions, or £8 for a family.

Pictured: Cllr Mieka Smiles, Middlesbrough Council's Executive Member for Culture and Communities, visiting Dorman Museum's new Safari exhibition with her children George, eight, and Harriet, six.