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Making a Mess Club at Preston Park Museum

Clubs & Classes, Pre-School Classes

Regular drop in group for under-5s & their grown ups

Making a Mess Club activities include messy crafts, stories and playtime, based on a different theme from Preston Park Museum & Grounds.

Every Friday during term time, 10am-12 noon. Free with Preston Park Museum admission.

There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day. 

These relaxed and friendly sessions are led by our Learning team, simply drop-in anytime between 10am and 12 noon.

Refreshments are available for children and grown-ups.

You will need to purchase a museum ticket (under 3s are free) on your arrival from the Welcome Desk, or show your annual pass if you already have one.

You can see Preston Park Museum admission prices here.

All tickets are valid for unlimited visits for one year from date of issue

25% discount will be offered for Stockton Borough Council residents (proof of address required)

This does not include entry to Butterfly World

You can buy tickets on the day

For more information visit Making a Mess Under 5s Club

Explore Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Get ready for one amazing journey as you step through the doors of Preston Park Museum!

Discover the Hall and its treasures!

Experience what life was like in 1895 as you take a stroll down our replica Victorian Street.

Outdoors let the kids explore our fantastic Adventure Play Park, complete with an impressive tree-top climbing frame and a dedicated area for toddlers.

  • Explore the history and discover the ambitions of the two families that made Preston Park what it is today – the Fowlers (Georgian era) and the Ropners (Victorian era).
  • See the famous The Dice Players painting by Georges de La Tour. Parts of this gallery are temporarily closed until summer 2022, whilst we transform the space.
  • Discover how life has changed for people of Stockton over the last 200 years, including toys as well as everyday household appliances and what they did for entertainment.
  • Regular programme of temporary exhibitions. This space provides the opportunity for organised groups to display their own objects and archives, supported by those from the museum’s collection.
  • The shops on the Victorian Street are run by volunteers and whilst we do try to ensure they are open, there may be some occasions when they cannot due to availability.

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