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5 family summer craft ideas

School (and home school) is finally out for summer and we can't wait to welcome you back to the park and museum. This summer is going to be rather different...

5 family summer craft ideas

Re-building Stockton Castle in Minecraft

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live in a castle? Or to stand on its walls with a bow and arrow? It’s this kind of imagination...

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Five Lockdown Objects

We have been in various stages of lockdown for several weeks now and we are all experiencing different things. Last month the museum launched a contemporary collecting project called Covid-19...

lockdown gardening

Painting Italy

In the nineteenth century Italy, with its rich history and picturesque landscapes was a haven for artists. It had long been viewed as a beautiful far off place and it...

Untitled Design

Victory in Europe Day

VE Day - The End of War Today marks 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the Second World War. This year the government moved the...

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VE Day ‘Stay at Home Party’ inspired crafts

Caitlin, the Learning Activities Assistant at Preston Park, shares her craft ideas and wartime recipes to help make your 'stay at home VE Day' commemoration party special. Lockdown life is...

VE Day stay at home party decorations

The Story behind the UK’s First Chocolate Egg

These days Easter eggs come in all shapes and sizes, but where did the first chocolate egg come from and where did this tradition begin? The first chocolate Easter egg...

Fry's Postcards

How to create beautiful patterned eggs this Easter

Experiment with natural dying and create your own beautiful Easter eggs (they're edible too!). Here's how... Taking the leaves or flowers of your choice, decorate your uncooked egg, using water...

Natural Dye Eggs

Easter Crafts to Enjoy at Home

This Easter is going to be rather different to the one we all had planned. And whilst we might not be able to be together, lets make sure this Easter...

Easter Wreath