Stockton's Olympic Legacy

A museum on Teesside has been given eighty costumes used in the opening ceremony for the Olympics. The outfits will be worn by volunteers at Preston Park Museum to help bring its Victorian street to life.

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Stockton's very own piece of the Olympics

Preston Park Museum in Stockton has bagged its own piece of the 2012 Olympics - in the form of eighty Victorian costumes from the Olympic opening ceremony.

LOCOG, the organising committee for the Olympics, gave local authorities around the country the chance to get hold of some of the pieces used in the show.

Authorities could then apply for the costumes, and Stockton was one of the lucky chosen few.

The staff at Preston park believe that the costumes will add a greater sense of realism to its popular outdoor Victorian street.

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Stockton shows the Olympic legacy isn't just about sport

The 2012 Olympics spurred on more people than ever to get active - but it's legacy isn't just about sporting greatness.

Preston Park in Stockton was recently given eighty costumes worn by actors in the Olympic opening ceremony, which it has been putting to good use to help bring it's Victorian street to life.

Volunteers at Preston Park have been putting the costumes to good use
Volunteers at Preston Park have been putting the costumes to good use Credit: ITV