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 12 Dec

Sing and Shimmy

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Bring your little ones along to Sing and Shimmy, a fun dance class for under-5s.

Wed 12 Dec

F3: Food, Flavour, Feast Cooking Demonstration January

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 Jan

Preston Park Santa 5k Trail Race

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Stockton Winter Trail Races are a range of healthy races which take in the countryside sites across the Tees Valley

Sun 16 Dec

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 13 Dec

Wheels on the Bus Story & Rhymetime

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Wed 19 Dec

F3: Food, Flavour, Feast Cooking Demonstration February

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 Feb

F3: Food, Flavour, Feast Cooking Demonstration December

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 Dec

Royal Military Police: Stockton’s Army Reserve Unit

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

The 243 Provost Company 1st Regiment Royal Military Police, are based in Norton.

Tue 18 Sep - 16 Dec

ParkMade: Wood Carving

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Learn the basics of this intricate craft, using green (unseasoned) wood. Discover various 'grasps' and carving techniques using high-quality tools.

Sat 02 Feb

Lucy Pittaway Art Exhibition

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Stockton-on-Tees born Lucy Pittaway was named the UK's 'Most Popular Selling Published Artist 2018' by the Fine Art Trade Guild.

Sat 08 Dec - 24 Feb

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 11 Jan

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 18 Jan

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 25 Jan

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 01 Feb

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 08 Feb

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 15 Feb

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 Dec

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 21 Dec

Christmas Family Crafts

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Drop-in family crafts with a Christmas theme

Sat 15 Dec - 16 Dec

Christmas Family Crafts

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Drop-in family crafts with a Christmas theme

Sat 22 Dec - 23 Dec

Behind the Seams

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

See 35 costumes from TV, film and theatre including The Crown, Downton Abbey, Poldark and Titanic.

Sat 22 Dec - 03 Mar

Meet Father Christmas

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

SOLD OUT

Sat 15 Dec - 16 Dec

Meet Father Christmas

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

SOLD OUT

Sat 22 Dec - 23 Dec

Behind the Seams- VIP Tour & Tea -Morning -SOLD OUT

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us for a VIP tour of the exhibition. Afterwards you’ll get the opportunity to delve in to the museum’s vast collection of over 3,000 costumes and enjoy cream tea and a glass of fizz in the Winter Garden.

Sat 12 Jan

Behind the Seams- VIP Tour & Tea -Morning-SOLD OUT

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us for a VIP tour of the exhibition. Afterwards you’ll get the opportunity to delve in to the museum’s vast collection of over 3,000 costumes and enjoy cream tea and a glass of fizz in the Winter Garden.

Fri 01 Feb

Behind the Seams- VIP Tour & Tea -Morning -SOLD OUT

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us for a VIP tour of the exhibition. Afterwards you’ll get the opportunity to delve in to the museum’s vast collection of over 3,000 costumes and enjoy cream tea and a glass of fizz in the Winter Garden.

Sat 23 Feb

Behind the Seams- VIP Tour & Tea -Afternoon- SOLD OUT

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us for a VIP tour of the exhibition. Afterwards you’ll get the opportunity to delve in to the museum’s vast collection of over 3,000 costumes and enjoy cream tea and a glass of fizz in the Winter Garden.

Sat 12 Jan

Behind the Seams- VIP Tour & Tea- Afternoon-SOLD OUT

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us for a VIP tour of the exhibition. Afterwards you’ll get the opportunity to delve in to the museum’s vast collection of over 3,000 costumes and enjoy cream tea and a glass of fizz in the Winter Garden.

Fri 01 Feb

Behind the Seams- VIP Tour & Tea -afternoon- SOLD OUT

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us for a VIP tour of the exhibition. Afterwards you’ll get the opportunity to delve in to the museum’s vast collection of over 3,000 costumes and enjoy cream tea and a glass of fizz in the Winter Garden.

Sat 23 Feb

Behind the Seams- VIP Tour & Tea -morning

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us for a VIP tour of the exhibition. Afterwards you’ll get the opportunity to delve in to the museum’s vast collection of over 3,000 costumes and enjoy cream tea and a glass of fizz in the Winter Garden.

Fri 25 Jan - 23 Feb

Behind the Seams- VIP Tour & Tea -afternoon

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us for a VIP tour of the exhibition. Afterwards you’ll get the opportunity to delve in to the museum’s vast collection of over 3,000 costumes and enjoy cream tea and a glass of fizz in the Winter Garden.

Fri 25 Jan - 23 Feb

Behind the Seams- VIP Tour & Tea -morning

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us for a VIP tour of the exhibition. Afterwards you’ll get the opportunity to delve in to the museum’s vast collection of over 3,000 costumes and enjoy cream tea and a glass of fizz in the Winter Garden.

Sat 02 Feb

Behind the Seams- VIP Tour & Tea -afternoon

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us for a VIP tour of the exhibition. Afterwards you’ll get the opportunity to delve in to the museum’s vast collection of over 3,000 costumes and enjoy cream tea and a glass of fizz in the Winter Garden.

Sat 02 Feb

Behind the Seams- VIP Tour & Tea -afternoon

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us for a VIP tour of the exhibition. Afterwards you’ll get the opportunity to delve in to the museum’s vast collection of over 3,000 costumes and enjoy cream tea and a glass of fizz in the Winter Garden.

Fri 15 Feb

Behind the Seams- VIP Tour & Tea -morning

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join us for a VIP tour of the exhibition. Afterwards you’ll get the opportunity to delve in to the museum’s vast collection of over 3,000 costumes and enjoy cream tea and a glass of fizz in the Winter Garden.

Fri 15 Feb

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