Preston Hall museum closes for a year for £7m revamp
A Teesside museum has closed to the public for a year to undergo a £7m redevelopment.
Preston Hall Museum in Stockton will be shut until summer 2012 for restoration including a new jetty and upgraded hall.
During the restoration work the 1825 building's park, which includes woodland walks and an adventure playground, will remain open.
The scheme has attracted £3.58m of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The museum will display art, armour and social history exhibitions when it reopens.