Preston Hall Museum

Preston Hall is an early 19th century mansion located in Preston-on-Tees in Durham County in the south east of England.

Special thanks to Paul H. for the terrific pictures!


The History of this estate goes back as far as 1515 but the now standing building (Preston Hall) was built in 1825. And in 1947 it was purchased by the Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and in 1953 it was officially opened as a museum.

Image Credit: Lee Bunce [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons


The Museum has a spectacular array of artifacts and items, many of which were part of something called The Clephan Bequest.

The overall collection particularly of interest to us includes lots of weapons and armor and a pristinely preserved Blacksmith shop!

It is an outstanding example of a museum, housed in a building itself is an artifact in it's own right. And there is a wide variety of objects that outline and show an amazing period of time.

Look at all those tongs along the wall on the right!


Here is a suit of armor.







This dollhouse in the museum is 100 years old.


















































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