Learn About Our Rich History
Just because school’s out doesn’t mean you have to stop learning, and there’s lots of fun to be had while doing so!
Try Stockton’s Preston Park Museum and Grounds and explore the history of the Hall and the two families that made it what it is today. Learn about how the River Tees defined our region and take a stroll down the Victorian street with its Sweet Shop, Blacksmiths and Printers.
Kirkleatham Museum in Redcar is a treasure trove of artifacts and exhibitions, with displays covering local and social history and maritime and industrial heritage. What’s more, during the summer it will play host to a number of outdoor theatre productions including The Great Gatsby (18 July), Mr Stink (21 July), The Wind in the Willows (15 August) and The Two Fridas (22 August).
If you can’t wait until the Waterfront festival to get your naval fix, visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Hartlepool. Journey to an authentic 18th century seaport and its waterside setting and discover how tradesmen like tailors, printers and instrument makers earned a wage. You can’t miss the HMS Trincomalee whilst you’re there, the oldest warship still afloat in Europe.