Spirit of Place celebrates the heritage of traditional crafts and skills inspired by, or created within, the unique landscape of the Tees Valley, such as pottery, dry-stone walling and many more. It will involve activities to increase participation in these crafts and skills.


Each group of transferrable skills develops a practical application through an element of specific landscape character around Preston Park Museum and Grounds, with delivery through a wide and varied range of training opportunities, community experiences, outreach activities and workshop demonstrations.

Traditional crafts and skills have been part of the history of Preston Park Museum and Grounds for many years, from the creations developed within the resident blacksmiths forge to the ongoing restoration of historical features and the continued delivery of a number of heritage themed craft demonstrations and workshops around the museum.