Arts, culture and leisure
Victorian walled garden and orchard
Arts, culture and leisure
“The Dice Players”
Since Preston Park Museum reopened its doors to the public in the summer it has delighted thousands of visitors with its newly themed galleries, exciting exhibitions and beautiful grounds.
Visitors flock to Preston Park
A walk in the park
So popular is the attraction that numbers coming to the Museum have soared with 50,000 visitors flocking through the doors in the first seven weeks of opening. The ambitious regeneration project which was funded by Stockton Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund has seen the historic Grade II listed hall returned to its former glory, a complete redisplay of the Museums varied collection, a vibrant
Make sure you visit the Park’s new website – www.prestonparkmuseum.co.uk – which has a comprehensive list of everything going on over coming months and into next year. There will be something to tempt everyone to come and rediscover the museum and its beautiful grounds. 2013 marks the Diamond Jubilee of the Museum and Grounds as a public attraction. Amongst the range of exciting activities and events happening at Preston Park to commemorate its sixty years will be a special official launch in February.
Make sure you visit the Park’s new website www.prestonparkmuseum.com - which has a comprehensive list of everything going on over coming months and into next year. redevelopment of the ever popular Victorian Street, and an impressive restoration of the original Victorian walled garden and orchard. A recent funding announcement from the Arts Council will help to further bring Preston Park’s collection to life and will complement the multi million pound regeneration of the Museum. The money will allow Museum staff to delve into its vast collection of over 100,000 objects, helping them carry out in-depth research to provide a basis for a new series of exciting exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops over coming months.
Reuben Kench, Head of Culture and Leisure at Stockton Council, said: “It’s been fantastic to see how the public has embraced the reopening of Preston Park, we have been deluged by visitors wanting to revisit fondly remembered objects or rooms, whilst also rediscovering the new things it has to offer. “We also have great plans for the official relaunch of the Museum in February next year so make sure you look out for more details.“ Preston Park Museum is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. It is closed on Mondays except Bank Holidays. Last admission is 3.30pm. For more information visit www.prestonparkmuseum.co.uk or contact the Visitor Services team on (01642) 527335.
The Winter 2012 edition of Stockton News