Out of the Attic - The Museum of Archaeology is moving!
Exhibtion until 28th April
Durham University has recently completed a multi-million pound refurbishment of Palace Green Library, situated between Durham Castle and Cathedral at the heart of the World Heritage Site. This has created an opportunity create a new, larger, archaeology gallery in a location that will be far more accessible for visitors.
No-one would disagree that the location of the Museum of Archaeology within the Old Fulling Mill is beautiful. However, museums and rivers don’t mix well and the Old Fulling Mill has proved vulnerable to flooding potentially endangering our collections.
The new gallery will provide a much safer environment for our collections and a greatly enhanced experience for visitors with better facilities, improved access and increased space for events and activities.
This exhibition explains the history of the mill building and the first university museum, which opened here in 1833 just a year after the founding of the university. The exhibition also showcases some of the highlights of the collection, explains the plans for the future and asks for your feedback on what you would like to see in a new archaeology gallery.
The Old Fulling Mill Museum will close to the public from 3rd June 2013. The new archaeology gallery will then be installed in the Wolfson Gallery at Palace Green Library and open to the public in early 2014.
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