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 24 Apr

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

ParkMade Proggy Rag Rug Making

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Design and make your own mini rag rug to take home on the day. Learn about recycling old fabrics and explore the history of this sociable and versatile craft.

Sun 12 May

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 25 Apr

Wheels on the Bus Story & Rhymetime

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Wed 24 Apr

Wheels on the Bus Story & Rhymetime

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Wed 15 May

Northern Dales Farmers' Market - May

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 12 May

Northern Dales Farmers' Market - June

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 09 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

Easter Week

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Can you find our bunnies hidden around the museum? Plus don't miss our Easter craft workshops, Peter Rabbit inspired story time, food demonstration, pop-up farm and Movies at the Museum.

Mon 15 Apr - 22 Apr

Farmyard Flyer

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Who can’t resist fluffy rabbits and cute chicks at this time of year? Come along and meet our new friends as we bring the farm to the museum.

Fri 19 Apr - 22 Apr

Exhibition: Wedding Belles

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

A beautiful exhibition showcasing wedding dresses throughout history , from Victorian gowns to contemporary bridal dresses.

Tue 12 Mar - 06 May

Exhibition: Chocolate

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Unwrap the history of one of life's oldest guilty pleasures... Chocolate!

Tue 14 May - 07 Jul

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.

Mon 22 Jul - 06 Oct

International Dawn Chorus Day

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join the Rangers for an early morning bird watch around the park, then back to base for tea and toast.

Sun 05 May

Exhibition: Light Installation by Namita Vijayakumar

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Experience an immersive world of light and colour! Explore and make your own discoveries in this light installation by Tees Valley artist, Namita Vijayakumar.

Tue 21 May - 27 May

The Archaeology of Teesside Talks

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join Tees Archaeology for a new programme of talks about the changing heritage of the local area from Anglo Saxon to the Victorian times. The popular series of talks will take place from March to May.

Tue 07 May

Go Wild Week -May Half Term

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

From bushcraft to fire lighting and frog hunting, we have a host of activities to bring out your inner adventurer.

Mon 27 May - 02 Jun

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

ParkMade Felted Cats & Dogs- SOLD OUT

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!

Sun 28 Apr

ParkMade Blacksmithing Experience

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Learn about this traditional craft from master Blacksmith Peat Oberon.

Sat 11 May

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 12 May

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 09 Jun

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

ParkMade Framed Willow Basketry

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Come along and enjoy the day with the talented Victoria from The Willow Barn, learning to make a beautiful willow basket.

Sat 18 May

ParkMade Juniors: Willow Hearts

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Aimed at older children, in this workshop led by Victoria from The Willow Barn, you will learn the basic skills to create a wonderful willow heart.

Sat 18 May

ParkMade Wood Carving

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Here you will learn the basics of this intricate craft, using green (unseasoned) wood. Discover various "grasps" and carving techniques using high-quality tools.

Sat 15 Jun

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 Apr

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 19 May

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 16 Jun

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 20 Apr

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 18 May

Family Crafts

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Make something special to take home with our drop-in family craft workshop.

Fri 19 Apr

Family Crafts

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Make something special to take home with our drop-in family craft workshop.

Mon 22 Apr

Family Chocolate Workshop: Chocolate Gadgets

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join CHUNK Chocolates of Stokesley for a family chocolate workshop. Make a chocolate mobile phone, decorate a chocolate fidget-spinner and take both away in a special gift bag or box.

Sat 15 Jun

Family Chocolate Workshop: Chocolate Gadgets

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join CHUNK Chocolates of Stokesley for a family chocolate workshop. Make a chocolate mobile phone, decorate a chocolate fidget-spinner and take both away in a special gift bag or box.

Sat 15 Jun

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

Early Bird Meditation and Yoga in the Park

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Connect the mind, body and soul with the earth and with nature in this gentle outside Dru Yoga session at Preston Park. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Sun 19 May

Early Bird Meditation and Yoga in the Park

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Connect the mind, body and soul with the earth and with nature in this gentle outside Dru Yoga session at Preston Park. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Sun 26 May

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

Easter Trail

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Can you find the bunnies hidden around the museum? Take part in our Easter trail taking place everyday throughout the school holidays.

Sat 06 Apr - 28 Apr

Bushcraft

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Bring out your inner adventurer in our Bushcraft sessions. Activities include den building, fire lighting, camouflage and survival bracelets.

Sat 25 May

Bushcraft

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Bring out your inner adventurer in our Bushcraft sessions. Activities include den building, fire lighting, camouflage and survival bracelets.

Mon 27 May

Bushcraft

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Bring out your inner adventurer in our Bushcraft sessions. Activities include den building, fire lighting, camouflage and survival bracelets.

Wed 29 May

Big Landscape Draw

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Be part of our first ever Big Landscape Draw! Make your mark and contribute to our big outdoor draw of the Preston Park landscape.

Sat 25 May

Big Landscape Draw

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Be part of our first ever Big Landscape Draw! Make your mark and contribute to our big outdoor draw of the Preston Park landscape.

Sun 26 May

Big Landscape Draw

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Be part of our first ever Big Landscape Draw! Make your mark and contribute to our big outdoor draw of the Preston Park landscape.

Mon 27 May

Big Landscape Draw

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Be part of our first ever Big Landscape Draw! Make your mark and contribute to our big outdoor draw of the Preston Park landscape.

Wed 29 May

Tree-mendous Trees

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join our Rangers for a guided walk through the park.

Sun 26 May

Tree-mendous Trees

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join our Rangers for a guided walk through the park.

Thu 30 May

We're Going on a Frog Hunt!

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join our Rangers for a guided walk through the park to spot frogs!

Sun 26 May

We're Going on a Frog Hunt!

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join our Rangers for a guided walk through the park to spot frogs!

Thu 30 May

Meet the Owls

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Meet the owls from the North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey. As well as a chance to get your photo taken holding an owl, there will also be flying displays and talks throughout the day.

Tue 28 May

Family Crafts

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Make something special to take home with our drop-in family craft workshop.

Tue 28 May

Family Crafts

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Make something special to take home with our drop-in family craft workshop.

Wed 29 May

Family Crafts

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Make something special to take home with our drop-in family craft workshop.

Sat 01 Jun

Twilight Owl Walk

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join our Rangers for a guided walk to spot owls in the park.

Tue 28 May

Meet the Bugs!

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Meet giant insects, cockroaches and snails!

Thu 30 May

Archery

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Have a go at archery as part of our Go Wild Week this May Half Term.

Fri 31 May

Climbing Wall

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Can you make it to the top of our Climbing Wall? Get involved as part of our Go Wild Week this May Half Term.

Fri 31 May

Little Green Fingers

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Get your hands muddy in our Walled Kitchen Garden.

Fri 31 May

Park Pedal

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Sustrans will be running a guided family bike ride around the Park this May Half Term.

Fri 31 May

Spring Wildflower Walk

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Explore the flora growing in our wildflower meadows. A guided family walk with our Park Rangers.

Sat 01 Jun

Campfire Cookery

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Experience outdoor cooking in our Campfire Cookery workshop.

Sun 02 Jun

Foraging Walk

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Take part in a guided forage around the park.

Sun 02 Jun

Movies at the Museum - Bee Movie

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Watch Bee Movie on the big screen in our Music Room.

Sun 02 Jun

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

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