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Magical Victorian Christmas

  • Meet Santa’s reindeer (£1 for a bag of reindeer moss)
  • Drop-in family crafts
  • Write a letter to the North Pole, post it in our magical post box and then receive a personalised reply (£2 per letter) – only available up until the 11 December
  • Community choirs and performers – at selected times and dates. Check our Facebook page for details.
  • Hot Food vendor on selected days- see social media for updates
  • Elf trail– can you spot the elves hidden around the museum and Woodland Walk?

Prices and booking information

Museum ticket or show a valid annual pass.

During busy times, like weekends or school holidays, there may be a queue to see the reindeer.

When is it on?

This event will be taking place every weekend from the 26 November until the 18 December.

Is it suitable for wheelchairs/pushchairs?

This event will take place outdoors in the Victorian Street, which is cobbled. The museum is wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Unfortunately we do not have a buggy park. Access at Preston Park Museum


Only assistance dogs allowed.


There are toilets located on both floors of the museum, these can be found next to the lifts as well as on the Victorian Street.

Accessible toilets are located on the ground floor, next to the lift and on the first floor next to the Exhibition gallery.

In the park, toilets are next to the cafe by the adventure play area.

Baby Changing
Changing facilities are available in the Victorian Street and in the park, adjacent to the cafe.

Preston Park Museum aims to be inclusive and welcoming to everyone; this includes parents visiting with infants.

We are part of the Breastfeeding Welcome scheme. Breastfeeding and bottle feeding are permitted anywhere on the grounds but should parents require more privacy, then please ask a member of staff.

Free entry for carers
Visitors with disabilities may admit one accompanying carer free of charge when they pay full adult/child price.

Please bring relevant proof of entitlement such as a Blue Badge, or a Personal Independence Payments letter (issued by the DWP benefit office).

The park has many accessible paths, however there are also a number of rough and uneven pathways which can be difficult to navigate, especially in wet conditions.

The museum is wheelchair and pushchair accessible. The galleries can be accessed via a lift next to the Museum Gift Shop and on the Victorian Street. Please be aware that our gardens are accessed via a gravel path.

We do not have a Buggy Park.

Opening Times

10-4pm (last admission 3.30)


Museum admission applies (tickets purchased will provide entry for a full year)


Address: Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Public Transport Directions

By Train
Preston Park Museum & Grounds is about a 12 minute walk from Eaglescliffe Railway Station, operated by Northern. Grand Central also run services between Sunderland and London.

By Bus
The museum is on a well serviced bus route with a stop at the entrance to the grounds.

For more information about public transport links, visit or telephone Stockton Tourist Information on 01642 528130.

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