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Penned and Printed

27 May 2023 - 31 August 2024

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Historic Libraries

An exhibition of our Archives and Special Collections, telling hidden stories from the shelves and strongrooms.

  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Beautiful Durham

16 August 2023 - 31 May 2024

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Outdoor Art Gallery, Art Collection

As a Part of the Summer in the City Art Festival and in collaboration with nine County Durham Schools, come see a collection of artworks that answer the question “What makes Durham Beautiful?”

  • Accessible
  • Creative
  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Student Art Prize 2023/34: Paradise

01 May 2024 - 31 March 2025

10:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Palatine Centre, Art Collection

Visit the Student Art Prize 2023/24 exhibition and explore this years theme of Paradise.

  • Creative
  • Everyone

Durham Castle Guided Tours

22 May 2024 - 22 May 2024

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Join one of our guided tours of Durham Castle - experience 1000 years of fascinating history and discover how the building has evolved in time and functions today as the home of University College.

  • Public
  • Tour
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Toy Box: celebrating toys and games across cultures

23 May 2024 - 15 September 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum

A student-led, family-friendly summer exhibition showcasing toys from across Asia and Egypt to celebrate a simple fact of humanity: we all love to play.

  • Creative
  • Exhibition
  • Exhibitions
  • Public
  • Family friendly
  • Everyone

Durham Castle Guided Tours

23 May 2024 - 23 May 2024

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Join one of our guided tours of Durham Castle - experience 1000 years of fascinating history and discover how the building has evolved in time and functions today as the home of University College.

  • Public
  • Tour
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Twilight Opening at Palace Green Library

23 May 2024 - 23 May 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Museum of Archaeology

Palace Green Library is open until 7pm the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.

  • Accessible
  • Exhibitions
  • Lates
  • Public
  • Everyone

Eternal Ascent: Bentley Beetham and the 1924 Mount Everest Expedition

24 May 2024 - 15 September 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum

This exhibition marks the centenary of the 1924 Mount Everest Expedition, the first Western, and ultimately tragic, attempt to climb the highest mountain in the world.

  • Creative
  • Exhibition
  • Exhibitions
  • Partnerships & Collaboration
  • Public
  • Family friendly
  • Everyone

Under Durham: The Untold Stories

24 May 2024 - 21 November 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Museum of Archaeology

When you think about the history of Durham, what comes to mind? Beautiful architecture, rich and powerful people and the history you find in textbooks. But how often do we stop and think about the lives of ordinary people? This exhibition explores the past of Durham through the ordinary people who lived and worked here.

  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Repair and Care: The Norman Chapel Project

24 May 2024 - 17 November 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Durham Castle

Have you ever looked at an ancient castle and wondered how it’s still standing? This exhibition will explore the history of construction and building conservation at Durham Castle, with a particular focus on the Norman Chapel Project, a long-term endeavour to preserve the oldest free-standing building in Durham.

  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Durham Castle Guided Tours

24 May 2024 - 24 May 2024

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Join one of our guided tours of Durham Castle - experience 1000 years of fascinating history and discover how the building has evolved in time and functions today as the home of University College.

  • Public
  • Tour
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Celebrating Durham Pride

25 May 2024 - 25 May 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Come and start the Pride celebrations!

  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Durham Castle Guided Tours

25 May 2024 - 25 May 2024

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Join one of our guided tours of Durham Castle - experience 1000 years of fascinating history and discover how the building has evolved in time and functions today as the home of University College.

  • Public
  • Tour
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Durham Castle Guided Tours

26 May 2024 - 26 May 2024

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Join one of our guided tours of Durham Castle - experience 1000 years of fascinating history and discover how the building has evolved in time and functions today as the home of University College.

  • Public
  • Tour
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Durham Castle Guided Tours

27 May 2024 - 27 May 2024

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Join one of our guided tours of Durham Castle - experience 1000 years of fascinating history and discover how the building has evolved in time and functions today as the home of University College.

  • Public
  • Tour
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Durham Castle Guided Tours

28 May 2024 - 28 May 2024

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Join one of our guided tours of Durham Castle - experience 1000 years of fascinating history and discover how the building has evolved in time and functions today as the home of University College.

  • Public
  • Tour
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

29 May 2024 - 29 May 2024

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Little Dragons

29 May 2024 - 29 May 2024

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

High and Mighty

29 May 2024 - 29 May 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Explore our new photography exhibition!

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Durham Castle Guided Tours

29 May 2024 - 29 May 2024

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Join one of our guided tours of Durham Castle - experience 1000 years of fascinating history and discover how the building has evolved in time and functions today as the home of University College.

  • Public
  • Tour
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

What’s on across our venues

Our unique cultural attractions include Durham Castle, Botanic Garden, Historic Libraries at Palace Green, Oriental Museum, Museum of Archaeology and our World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. Whatever your interest, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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