Preston Hall Museum and Park – A little info
Preston Hall Museum is set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking the River Tees. The museum has displays of art, armour and social history. The museum has been closed for renovations thanks to funding from both the Heritage Lottery Fund and Stockton Borough Council. Preston Hall Museum and Park has undergone a multi-milllion pound redevelopment to transform the Grade II listed building and its surroundings. Completed works so far include the creation of a dedicated Learning Resource building which will be our base, the refurbishment of many of the facilities within the popular victorian street as well as a full overhall of the museum exhibitions.
The museum and park will be an excellent space for our group to use. Along with the education centre where we can plan and rehearse, we can also use the victorian street (and victorian costume store) a private walled garden with bandstand and museum ballroom.
It will be lovely to be based in such a creative space where we can have lunch in the park in summer and perform inside as well as outside. We will also work towards theatre based performances where we will hire a venue for our shows.
The staff are very supportive of the group being based at the museum and are keen for us to feel at home in the space and I’m hoping for a very long, successful and happy partnership.
Although the museum is open to the public on weekends the areas where we are based in will be closed off for our exclusive use and the team will always be with the group.
Preston Hall Museum, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3RH