New development update for schools

As you may already be aware, we’ve embarked on an ambitious transformation at the museum and grounds thanks to Levelling Up funding secured by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. We’re working very hard to minimise any impact on our school visits, however, there will be occasions when access to resources and specific areas of the museum and grounds will be restricted. During this time, we’re looking forward to continuing to support schools with remote learning and exciting outreach activities.

Once complete, our new investments and facilities will significantly enhance your experience at Preston Park Museum & Grounds and provide an impressive modern and innovative environment for school groups to learn and be inspired like never before.


4 Sept – 27 Oct 2023 

Open as usual for school visits

6 Nov 2023 – 16 Feb 2024 

Restricted access. Schools supported with a remote learning and outreach programme.

Limited number of Christmas workshops in our festive Music Room (selected dates w/c 27 Nov, 4 Dec and 11 Dec)

26 Feb 2024 – Spring 2025 

Open as usual for school visits

Spring 2025

Planned completion date

More information

Click here to find out more information about the new redevelopment.

Please contact us with any queries.