Durham Museum

Durham Museum Durham Heritage Centre and Museum tells the story of the City of Durham from medieval times to the present day. Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DurhamHeritage
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Can you find Wally in our collections? We’re part of the national Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search from @kidsinmuseum...
07/09/2020

Can you find Wally in our collections? We’re part of the national Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search from @kidsinmuseums & @WalkerBooksUK. Join us & get searching! Dates to be announced. #WallySpookyMuseumSearch

A new acquisition at the Durham Museum and a new mystery for the staff. Can you help us identify this object?
22/08/2020

A new acquisition at the Durham Museum and a new mystery for the staff. Can you help us identify this object?

Come on down to The Durham Museum, we will be open today from 11 - 4.30. For the safety of our visitors and staff we ask...
22/08/2020

Come on down to The Durham Museum, we will be open today from 11 - 4.30.
For the safety of our visitors and staff we ask that you wear a mask whilst inside.
Entries are £2 for adults, free for under 16 - cash only.

25/03/2020

Due to government recommendations regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) we, at the Durham Museum, have decided to delay our opening this year until the situation stabilises. We hope our staff, visitors and followers stay safe and healthy during this uncertain time.

The Durham Museum is looking for volunteers for this summer. (April-May: weekends, June-September: everyday)If you are i...
12/02/2020

The Durham Museum is looking for volunteers for this summer.
(April-May: weekends, June-September: everyday)

If you are interested in Durham history and would like to help out, or would like more information, send us an email at: [email protected]

The Durham Museum is currently closed. But don't worry we will be open again in April. Why not come down then and check ...
05/02/2020

The Durham Museum is currently closed. But don't worry we will be open again in April.

Why not come down then and check out our current temporary exhibition "Recent Acquisitions"

“Lost Durham” tomorrow at St. Giles Church (10 am - 4 pm), come see Durham’s history in photographs.
30/08/2019

“Lost Durham” tomorrow at St. Giles Church (10 am - 4 pm), come see Durham’s history in photographs.

Join us tonight for the first look at our new temporary exhibition “ Recent acquisitions of the Durham Museum” 7pm - fre...
08/08/2019

Join us tonight for the first look at our new temporary exhibition “ Recent acquisitions of the Durham Museum”
7pm - free entry

Everyone is welcome to the free preview of our new temporary exhibition “Recent acquisitions of the Durham Museum” Thurs...
05/08/2019

Everyone is welcome to the free preview of our new temporary exhibition “Recent acquisitions of the Durham Museum”
Thursday 8th August at 7pm

Come see “Lost Durham” an historical photography exhibit at St. Giles Church, this August 31st.
30/07/2019

Come see “Lost Durham” an historical photography exhibit at St. Giles Church, this August 31st.

06/04/2019

First day of the season. We are now open from 11 - 16.30, weekends and bank holidays.
Come and join us for the Durham Experience!

01/10/2018

Durham Museum open weekends in October from 14:00 to 16:30. Come learn about the social history of Durham, view our temporary exhibit “Partners in Concrete” and try your hand at brass rubbing. #socialhistory #thisisdurham

19/09/2018

Tomorrow at 5:30 join us at Arlington House for “The Little Count” by Dorothy Meade, a story of the life of Joseph Borulaski. Free admission. #littlecount #boruwlaski #thisisdurham

Remember: “The Little Count” by Dorothy Meade is on next Thursday (September 20th) at Arlington House. Come by from 5:30...
13/09/2018

Remember: “The Little Count” by Dorothy Meade is on next Thursday (September 20th) at Arlington House. Come by from 5:30, admission free. #littlecount #boruwlaski #thisisdurham

01/09/2018

Durham Museum open daily in September from 11:00 to 16:30. Come learn about the social history of Durham, view our temporary exhibit “Partners in Concrete” and try your hand at brass rubbing. #socialhistory #thisisdurham

25/08/2018

Be a tourist in your own city this weekend!

Durham Heritage Centre and Museum is offering free entry to children on Saturday 25th August, open from 11am to 4.30pm.

#lovedurham #beatourist

Durham museum will be hosting a showing of Dorothy Meade’s “The Little Count” at Arlington House on the 20th of Septembe...
23/08/2018

Durham museum will be hosting a showing of Dorothy Meade’s “The Little Count” at Arlington House on the 20th of September. Join us there from 5:30 to learn about the life and celebrity of Joseph Boruwlaski. Free admission. #littlecount #boruwlaski #thisisdurham

Come learn about the Kingsgate Bridge and Dunelm house at our temporary exhibit: Partners in Concrete. #brutalism #ovear...
22/08/2018

Come learn about the Kingsgate Bridge and Dunelm house at our temporary exhibit: Partners in Concrete. #brutalism #ovearup #architecture #thisisdurham

27/03/2018

Why not come down and join us for the first day of the season this Friday (March 30th) 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Or join us on Saturday and Sunday (also 2 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.) for the Easter weekend.

22/01/2018
Sam Slatcher

Local artist Sam Slatcher has created this song highlighting the character of Durham. Enjoy his work.

At long last... the complete video for 'City of Sanctuary', a song that retells the story of Durham (North East England) from the perspective of 'sanctuary', from St Cuthbert's exile in 875, through to the miners' strike of 1984, to refugees who have fled a civil war in the Middle East, to find a home in Durham.

Featuring Durham Cathedral, Redhills Durham, People's Bookshop, Durham City of Sanctuary, Sanctuary 21 and Empty Shop HQ among other groups who in someway have a heartbeat of Sanctuary.

“In these ancient streets, there’s a heartbeat of sanctuary. All are pilgrims of a kind. In these stones you’re not alone, there’s a place to be. In the City of Sanctuary”

Lyrics and music copyright Sam Slatcher

All videos except the image 1.35-1.39 (source: Durham Miners' Gala), taken by Sam Slatcher

Check out our upcoming event on the 23rd July.
12/07/2017

Check out our upcoming event on the 23rd July.

19/05/2017

Choir warming up for #MuseumsatNight

Come and join us for our Museums at Night event on Friday 19th May.
10/05/2017

Come and join us for our Museums at Night event on Friday 19th May.

Looks like it has been a fantastic day @durhamcathedral for #StCuthbertsFestival with plenty on offer for everyone #heri...
18/03/2017
Durham Cathedral on Twitter

Looks like it has been a fantastic day @durhamcathedral for #StCuthbertsFestival with plenty on offer for everyone #heritage #northeast https://t.co/3i3B7lBg5T

“The annual St Cuthbert Walk and Procession to @durhamcathedral #Thankyou to the Mayor of Durham and his Bodyguard for taking part.”

18/01/2017

The Museum is now closed for Autumn/Winter and will reopen Easter 2017

13/10/2016

Autumn opening hours: Weekends 2:00pm - 4:30pm only

08/09/2016

Well that's our #HOD over for another year! Thank you to the 79 people who came along to #treasureyourtreasures

08/09/2016

Today only! FREE ENTRY to the museum as part of @heritageopenday. Come discover the #DurhamStory and #TreasureYourTreasures #HODs

#treasureyourtreasures this #HeritageOpenDays: attend England's biggest festival of history & culture for free! https://...
08/09/2016
Homepage | Heritage Open Days

#treasureyourtreasures this #HeritageOpenDays: attend England's biggest festival of history & culture for free! https://t.co/ssRT6mL19c

Welcome to England’s favourite heritage festival! Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate our fantastic history, architecture and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. Find event...

Hard at work on our new special exhibition about the historic gardens of Durham! Some of the gardens are still in existe...
29/08/2016

Hard at work on our new special exhibition about the historic gardens of Durham! Some of the gardens are still in existence today but others have been lost over the past centuries.

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St. Mary Le Bow, North Bailey
Durham
DH1 3ET

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Saturday 11:00 - 16:30

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