UP to 10,000 people have visited the Steel Stories exhibition at Kirkleatham Museum & Grounds since opening just four weeks ago.

The interactive exhibition showcases the region’s steel making history and features real artefacts and photos, many of them loaned by local people, which tell the stories of the steel workers who shaped our industrial heritage.

Taking over a large section of the museum near Redcar, Steel Stories includes archive films, a recreation of locker room throughout the decades, a 3D printed model of the Redcar blast furnace and much more.

The museum staff have been logging visitor numbers and are thrilled with the exhibition’s popularity.

Lesley Strickland, head of culture and tourism for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “We’ve received lots of compliments from people and ex-steel workers in particular have been very supportive.

“With the Bank Holiday approaching, families in the region will be looking for something to do, so why not come along to Steel Stories? It’s perfect for children as it’s so interactive and it’ll give families, many of whom will have connections to the steel industry, a chance to learn more about our heritage.”

The exhibition is free of charge and will be on display until April 2020.