What better way to bring a topic or subject to life, than to experience it first hand at Preston Park Museum with our vast and varied collection?

Why not take advantage of our hands-on workshop sessions spanning a variety of curriculum activities and suitable for Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Special Interest and Community Groups?

We have lunch areas available as well as a number of loan boxes to hire.

If you would prefer a self-led visit simply get in touch and we can advise on availability and provide you with useful resources to help plan your trip.


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Meet Father Christmas

Why not make your school visit even more magical by arranging a special Father Christmas visit for your class. £3 per child (museum admission and workshop fee applies). Please call...

Little Boy Meeting Father Christmas

Victorian Christmas

Available throughout November and December, this fun festive workshop explores the origins of our modern Christmas. Children will learn about how the Victorians, like the Ropner family who lived at...

A Picture Of A Victorian Christmas Scene With Family Gathered Around The Tree

Traditional Toys

After a brief introduction to old fashioned toys, children will enjoy learning through play, discovering how toys worked before battery power and computer games and be inspired to make their...

Young Girl And Mother Playing With A Wind Up Toy

Wash Day

Using role play, children will find out what a laborious job washing clothes was for the servants at Preston Hall. The session will include washing with carbolic soap, using a...

Tin Of Sunlight Soap

Victorian School Day

During this strict School Day workshop, children will discover first-hand through role play what school was like for Victorian children including taking part in lessons and learning to write their...

Girl Wearing Victorian Costume Standing Next To An Old Fashioned Bike

Victorian Home

Using original objects, discover the different objects found in the home and how they were used by members of the household both practically and as decorative items. This workshop is...

Young Boy With Father Looking At A Toy Model Car On Disaply In One Of The Galleries

Mini Beasts

Available throughout the Spring and Summer terms. Join us for a fun and informative session using bug-catching equipment whilst exploring Preston Park’s grounds searching for insects! Children will discuss habitats,...

Young Boy And Girl Looking Through A Magnifying Glass


Join us as we discuss what has been discovered at local archaeological dig sites, and how the treasures on display tell us about life for the Anglo-Saxons. Students can undertake...



Students will discover some of our local heroes and how they helped shape the museum and local area in the late Victorian era. They will explore different portraits, how to...

School Child Painting A Self Portrait

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