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Lawrence and Lucy – A Preston Park love story

Did you know that Preston Hall has its very own love story, which echoes scenes from Downton Abbey? Step back in time 100 years, and just like in the popular...

Lawrence And Lucy Willow Sculptures In The Walled Garden At Preston Park

A day in the life of … A Collection’s Assistant

My name is Carolyn and I am an MA student from Durham University studying Museum & Artefact Studies, part of my course involves a placement of 20 days. I was...

Hanging 'Giant Head of Ben' portrait for an exhibition

Autumn at Preston Park

As summer comes to an end, we look forward to welcoming the change in weather and digging out our cosy jumpers. It’s one of our favourite times of year as...

Blackberries Ripening At Preston Park

Victorian Beauty

The history of Victorian makeup is a fascinating one; from using deadly arsenic to achieve a translucent complexion, to women using secret back doors to purchase beauty products, here we...

Collection Of Victorian Glass Perfume Bottles Including Lavender And Violet De Parme

Latest news from the Walled Garden – Summer

Our Park and Gardens Coordinator, Beka shares what she is looking forward to in the garden at Preston Park Museum this summer and what changes you can expect to see...

Willow Sculpture Of Lucy Judson In The Walled Garden At Preston Park Museum

Our Christmas wish list 2020

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our museum shop and we can't wait to share these gorgeous gift ideas with you. The hard part will be deciding...

Christmas Jellycat Toys

5 signs that autumn is here

Autumn is one of our favourite times of year here at Preston Park. It’s the season of change and a time to slow down. Soon, the grass will be covered...

Young Girl Throwing Autumn Leaves In The Air In The Park

Britain’s first ever Viking helmet discovered

New research has shown that  a corroded, damaged helmet unearthed in Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, in the 1950s is a rare, 10th century Anglo-Scandinavian (Viking) helmet, the first ever found in Britain...

The Yarm Helmet, Following Research And Conservation

5 family summer craft ideas

School (and home school) is finally out for summer and we can't wait to welcome you back to the park and museum. This summer is going to be rather different...

800 X 800 Natural Art