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 04 Sep

Little Green Fingers

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

This summer, we are going on a gardening adventure! Get involved every Monday throughout the summer holidays.

Mon 26 Aug

Christmas Bazaar

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Enjoy a day full of festivities at our traditional Christmas Bazaar.

Sun 08 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 05 Sep

Wheels on the Bus Story & Rhymetime

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Wed 28 Aug

Wheels on the Bus Story & Rhymetime

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

Wed 18 Sep

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

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 08 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 25 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 21 Sep

Meet the Owls

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Meet the owls from the North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey this summer at Preston Park Museum.

Wed 28 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 15 Sep

The Walled Garden Feast

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Celebrate harvest in our Walled Kitchen Garden. Sample a variety of dishes made with our heritage produce.

Sun 22 Sep

Get Crafty!

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Make something special to take home with our drop-in family craft workshops. Taking place every Tuesday & Thursday throughout the summer holidays.

Tue 27 Aug

Hands on History

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join our Hands on History team for fun activities taking place around the museum. Every Friday throughout the summer holidays.

Fri 23 Aug

Outdoor Explorers

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

From bushcraft to bug hunting! Join our Rangers as we celebrate the great outdoors. Different activities throughout the summer.

Wed 28 Aug

Get Crafty!

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Make something special to take home with our drop-in family craft workshops. Taking place every Tuesday & Thursday throughout the summer holidays.

Thu 29 Aug

A Victorian Family Portrait Experience -Thursdays

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Charles Twist runs our photography studio on the Victorian Street. You are invited to don costumes and pose in front of our old-fashioned backdrop for your very own Victorian portrait session.

Thu 29 Aug

Stockton Globe Encore: Talk, Tour & Tea

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join a member of the exhibition team for a talk and a tour of the exhibition, Stockton Globe Encore; The Past, The People, The Place, before enjoying a delicious cream tea and a glass of fizz!

Fri 23 Aug

Stockton Globe Encore: Talk, Tour & Tea

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join a member of the exhibition team for a talk and a tour of the exhibition, Stockton Globe Encore; The Past, The People, The Place, before enjoying a delicious cream tea and a glass of fizz!

Fri 23 Aug

Stockton Globe Encore: Talk, Tour & Tea

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join a member of the exhibition team for a talk and a tour of the exhibition, Stockton Globe Encore; The Past, The People, The Place, before enjoying a delicious cream tea and a glass of fizz!

Fri 27 Sep

Stockton Globe Encore: Talk, Tour & Tea

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Join a member of the exhibition team for a talk and a tour of the exhibition, Stockton Globe Encore; The Past, The People, The Place, before enjoying a delicious cream tea and a glass of fizz!

Fri 27 Sep

Photographarium at Steampunk on Tour

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Our Victorian Street photographer, Charles Twist, will once again be teaming up with artist Caed Parker to offer the Photographarium: a unique opportunity to have a sepia portrait created the traditional way.

Sun 15 Sep

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