The Hall and Its People

Explore the history and discover the ambitions of the two families that made Preston Park what it is today - the Fowlers (Georgian era) and the Ropners (Victorian era).

An image of a Victorian horse drawn carriage

Collectors & Collecting

See the famous The Dice Players painting by Georges de La Tour in our new Collecting Gallery. We also have four other exciting galleries for you to explore.

The Collecting Gallery - costumes

The River Tees

The River Tees has defined the lives of people of the borough for centuries. Discover how people came to settle, and the trades and skills they brought with them.

Viking Helmet on display at Preston Park Museum

Clocking Off

Discover how life has changed for people of Stockton over the last 200 years, including toys as well as everyday household appliances and what they did for entertainment.

Gallery Items


We have an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions, which provide the opportunity for organised groups to display their own objects and archives, supported by those from the museum’s collection.

Family Looking At Items In Preston Park