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

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 09 Nov

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 26 Sep

Sing and Shimmy

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Wed 26 Sep

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

ParkMade Proggy Rag Rug Making - FULLY BOOKED

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.

Sat 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

ParkMade Willow Reindeers

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Back by popular demand! Join Victoria from The Willow Barn and creat your very own reindeer sculpture.

Sun 18 Nov

Halloween Spooky Walk

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Down in the woods lies something Grimm...

Wed 31 Oct

Preston Park Santa 5k Trail Race

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Preston Park 5k Trail Races are a range of healthy races which take in the countryside sites across the Tees Valley.

Sun 16 Dec

ParkMade Christmas Fresh Wreath Making

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Using freshly collected foliage from the park, create a Christmas wreath to make your home look and smell delightful

Sun 25 Nov

ParkMade Felted Slippers

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Create your own cosy slippers with Lone Helliwell as she teaches you how to work wool fibres into wet felt, to create something beautiful and practical to take home.

Sat 20 Oct

ParkMade Elf Needle Felting

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Try your hand at needle felting and create your very own Christmas Elf with textile artist Lone Helliwell.

Sun 04 Nov

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 27 Sep

Wheels on the Bus Story & Rhymetime

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Wed 17 Oct

Wheels on the Bus Story & Rhymetime

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Wed 07 Nov

Wheels on the Bus Story & Rhymetime

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Wed 28 Nov

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

ParkMade Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Create your own unique Christmas decoration. Working with local glass artist Judith Gill, you will learn the different techniques needed to create a beautiful Christmas decoration ready to be fired. Perfect as a gift!

Sat 17 Nov

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 October

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 Oct

F3: Food, Flavour, Feast Cooking Demonstration November

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 Nov

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

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 16 Nov

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 05 Oct

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 12 Oct

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 19 Oct

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 26 Oct

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 28 Sep

Heavy Metal: Industrial Heritage Demonstration Day

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Come along and see different industrial heritage metal workers.

Sat 06 Oct

Hope in the Future

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

An exhibition looking at the positive changes that occurred as a result of the First World War.

Tue 09 Oct - 25 Nov

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 20 Oct

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

September: Great British Baking

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Object of the Month is a small display showcasing items from the museum stores.

Sat 01 Sep - 30 Sep

Meet the Neighbours: Posh Neighbours

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Tees Archaeology present a series of talks looking at the early residents of Teesside.

Tue 16 Oct

Meet the Neighbours: Quiet Neighbours

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Tees Archaeology present a series of talks looking at the early residents of Teesside.

Tue 20 Nov

Stockton Y Station: The First in the Country

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

A talk exploring the story of the wireless station, recent recording work and new insights into the history and operation of this station.

Tue 06 Nov

The Sky's the Limit!

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

A talk exploring the story of airfields in the area during WW1 and the development of flying during the interwar period.

Tue 23 Oct

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

October: Cabinet of Curiosities

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Object of the Month is a small display showcasing items from the museum stores.

Tue 02 Oct - 31 Oct

ParkMade Willow Reindeers

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Back by popular demand! Join Victoria from The Willow Barn and creat your very own reindeer sculpture.

Sat 17 Nov

ParkMade Christmas Fresh Wreath Making

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Using freshly collected foliage from the park, create a Christmas wreath to make your home look and smell delightful

Sat 01 Dec

Blacksmithing Experience

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Learn about this traditional craft from master Blacksmith Peat Oberon.

Sat 10 Nov

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 23 Nov

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 30 Nov

Making a Mess - Under-5s Club

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Fri 07 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 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

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