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. Parts of this gallery are temporarily closed until summer 2022, whilst we transform the space.

An image of the Collectors Gallery

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


Regular programme of temporary exhibitions. This space provides 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