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Bottle Of Notes

Completed in 1993, the Bottle of Notes is one of the magnificent pieces of public art in Middlesbrough.


  • Welcome
    • Good for walkers
    • Good for families
    • Good for cyclists
  • Parking & transport
    • Accessible by public transport
  • Location
    • Town centre
  • Access
    • Wheelchair friendly
    • Pushchair friendly


By road: Take the A19, turn off onto the A66 and follow the signs for the town centre.

By train: The Bottle of Notes in Centre Square is a short 10 minute walk from Middlesbrough train station. As you leave the train station turn left and walk down to Albert Road. Then turn right and walk towards the town centre. Centre Square is situated on your left.

By bus: Many buses take you directly to Centre Square and Middlesbrough Bus Station is a short walk too.

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Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's monumental sculpture Bottle of Notes soars nearly thirty-five feet and is the first public sculpture in the United Kingdom by these two internationally renowned artists.

Bottle of Notes is inspired by the history of Captain Cook, born in Middlesbrough featuring words from his logs as well as poetry built from tempered-steel echoing Middlesbrough's industrial heritage and continuing the legacy of the town's Ironmasters.

Bottle of Notes