Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Nestled alongside the River Tees, Preston Hall, a former Georgian gentleman’s residence and once home to local industrial magnate Robert Ropner, houses a vast collection of artefacts which tell the story of Stockton-On-Tees.

Step through the Victorian portico and discover more about the families who lived here and their role in shaping Stockton’s history. Admire the museum’s beautiful collections, explore the history of the mighty River Tees and engage with our  volunteers as they go about their day in the replica Victorian street. Step over our clock, ticking backwards, to emerge into the world of 1895 – why not take afternoon tea and sample some sweets and cakes from times gone by?

Whether you’d like a stroll in the Quarry Wood Nature Reserve, fancy a wander around the Victorian walled kitchen garden, or feel like letting off steam at our adventure play area  – there’s something for everyone!

Upcoming Events

Highlights Tour

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Discover the highlights of our galleries: from exploring the history of the Grade II Listed Hall, to stepping back to 1895 on our Victorian Street.

Wed 19 Jun

Fire Engine and Vintage Vehicle Show

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Enjoy a fun filled day out for all the family at the fantastic Fire Engine and Vintage Vehicle Show. With over 300 vehicles of all types on display, it's an event that's not to be missed!

Sat 29 Jun - 30 Jun

Highlights Tour

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Discover the highlights of our galleries: from exploring the history of the Grade II Listed Hall, to stepping back to 1895 on our Victorian Street.

Thu 20 Jun

Wheels on the Bus Story & Rhymetime

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

All aboard the Mobile Library – Join us for rhymes, songs and stories!

Wed 26 Jun

Northern Dales Farmers' Market - July

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

The Northern Dales Farmers’ Markets and their outstanding local food and drink producers will be at the museum every 2nd Sunday of the month.

Sun 14 Jul

Northern Dales Farmers' Market - August

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

The Northern Dales Farmers’ Markets and their outstanding local food and drink producers will be at the museum every 2nd Sunday of the month.

Sun 11 Aug

Northern Dales Farmers' Market - September

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

The Northern Dales Farmers’ Markets and their outstanding local food and drink producers will be at the museum every 2nd Sunday of the month.

Sun 08 Sep

Northern Dales Farmers' Market - October

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

The Northern Dales Farmers’ Markets and their outstanding local food and drink producers will be at the museum every 2nd Sunday of the month.

Sun 13 Oct

Northern Dales Farmers' Market - November

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

The Northern Dales Farmers’ Markets and their outstanding local food and drink producers will be at the museum every 2nd Sunday of the month.

Sun 10 Nov

Exhibition: Stockton Globe Encore: The Past, The People, The Place

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Explore the story of the Globe and its restoration in this fascinating exhibition.

Tue 23 Jul - 06 Oct

Peace Party

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us as we re-create the celebrations held in Stockton in 1919 to mark the end of the First World War.

Sun 23 Jun

Whitby Steampunk Weekend on Tour – Punknik at Preston Park

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

The Organisers of the successful Whitby Steampunk Festival are coming to Preston Park Museum and Grounds for one day only! It’ll be a fabulous day, celebrating all things Steampunk, with the chance to kit yourself out from the many stalls in our stunning Music Room and Victorian Street.

Sun 15 Sep

Relaxed Openings

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

We are running a series of quiet Sunday mornings which are aimed at supporting the needs of people with autism, sensory conditions and dementia.

Sun 14 Jul

Relaxed Openings

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

We are running a series of quiet Sunday mornings which are aimed at supporting the needs of people with autism, sensory conditions and dementia.

Sun 11 Aug

Relaxed Openings

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

We are running a series of quiet Sunday mornings which are aimed at supporting the needs of people with autism, sensory conditions and dementia.

Sun 08 Sep

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Drop in for messy crafts, stories and playtime. Every Friday during term time.

Fri 14 Jun - 19 Jul

Food, Flavour, Feast Cooking Demonstration

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us and celebrate our ‘plot to pot’ garden produce as we demonstrate creating delicious, easy dishes inspired by our fantastic Walled Kitchen Garden.

Sun 21 Jul

Food, Flavour, Feast Cooking Demonstration

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us and celebrate our ‘plot to pot’ garden produce as we demonstrate creating delicious, easy dishes inspired by our fantastic Walled Kitchen Garden.

Sun 18 Aug

Food, Flavour, Feast Cooking Demonstration

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us and celebrate our ‘plot to pot’ garden produce as we demonstrate creating delicious, easy dishes inspired by our fantastic Walled Kitchen Garden.

Sun 15 Sep

Food, Flavour, Feast Cooking Demonstration

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us and celebrate our ‘plot to pot’ garden produce as we demonstrate creating delicious, easy dishes inspired by our fantastic Walled Kitchen Garden.

Sun 20 Oct

Food, Flavour, Feast Cooking Demonstration

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us and celebrate our ‘plot to pot’ garden produce as we demonstrate creating delicious, easy dishes inspired by our fantastic Walled Kitchen Garden.

Sun 17 Nov

Food, Flavour, Feast Cooking Demonstration

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us and celebrate our ‘plot to pot’ garden produce as we demonstrate creating delicious, easy dishes inspired by our fantastic Walled Kitchen Garden.

Sun 15 Dec

Big Park Pick

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Your park needs YOU! Join our Park Rangers as they lead a litter picking session in the park. Litter picking equipment will be provided. Any time you can spare would be a huge help.

Sat 13 Jul

Big Park Pick

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Your park needs YOU! Join our Park Rangers as they lead a litter picking session in the park. Litter picking equipment will be provided. Any time you can spare would be a huge help.

Sat 17 Aug

Big Park Pick

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Your park needs YOU! Join our Park Rangers as they lead a litter picking session in the park. Litter picking equipment will be provided. Any time you can spare would be a huge help.

Sat 21 Sep

Chocolate Workshop: Chocolate Decorations

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join CHUNK Chocolates of Stokesley for a cooking workshop where you will learn how to make beautiful chocolate decorations for cakes and desserts.

Sat 06 Jul

Chocolate Workshop: Chocolate Decorations

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join CHUNK Chocolates of Stokesley for a cooking workshop where you will learn how to make beautiful chocolate decorations for cakes and desserts.

Sat 06 Jul

Make & Mend Festival

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Make & Mend Festival returns to Preston Park for a second year! You can expect to experience a fun day full of colour and character, positivity and wellbeing, craft and creativity.

Sun 07 Jul

Theatre in the Park: David Walliams Gangsta Granny

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Pack a picnic and head down to Preston Park this summer for an outdoor theatre festival in the Bandstand Garden.

Fri 16 Aug

ParkMade Felted Cats & Dogs- New Date

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join the talented Carol Lonsdale and be inspire by your favourite cats and dogs to create your own needle felted version of them!

Sat 13 Jul

Theatre in the Park: Mister Magnolia

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Pack a picnic and head down to Preston Park this summer for an outdoor theatre festival in the Bandstand Garden.

Thu 15 Aug

Theatre in the Park: Mister Magnolia

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Pack a picnic and head down to Preston Park this summer for an outdoor theatre festival in the Bandstand Garden.

Thu 15 Aug

Junior Park Rangers

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Our monthly Junior Park Rangers club is aimed at children aged 5-10. Activities will include orienteering, bushcraft, tree planting and learning how to be a wildlife detective.

Sun 21 Jul

Opening Hours

Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00

Location

Preston Park Museum and Grounds, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH

Facilities

Toilets
Parking
Cafe