New look for Preston Park Museum

Date Posted: 11/03/2013

Preston Park Museum and Gardens in Teesside, has reopened after a £7 million restoration project. The museum is based in Preston Park, a former Georgian gentleman’s residence and former home of industrial magnate Robert Ropner, and houses a varied collection of Teesside’s treasures.

The restored Preston Park Museum now incorporates a complete redisplay of the varied collection, an activity filled Victorian Street and the development of a traditional walled kitchen garden and orchard.

Preston Park also boasts a replica Victorian street, where pupils can step back in time to 1895. The shops have been restored as part of the museum’s restoration, with new additions including a printer, draper, grocer and a Victorian tea room.

School groups can visit the printers to see an original ink press in action, meet John Walker in his traditional Pharmacy, and watch the blacksmiths hard at work in the heat of the Forge.

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