Preston Park Museum and Grounds
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This splendid 19th-century mansion and its grounds offers a fascinating journey back in time to the building’s heyday as a residence.
Preston Hall, which stands in 100 acres of parkland, was originally opened as a museum and park by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council in 1953. Following refurbishment in 2012, it is able to display a wide range of the 90,000-plus items in the Stockton Museum Services’ collection and concentrates on six themes: a Victorian winter garden; the Hall and its people; collectors and collecting; the River Tees; Clocking Off, an investigation of working life; and 1895 – The Victorian Street, a major recreation of Victorian society.