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Welcome from
The Learning and Engagement Team

Learning Online

Explore From Home

Videos and Podcasts

Art Online

Explore our collections online with these online resources suitable for all ages in our life long learning ethos.

Engagement Opportunities

Arts Award

Community Online Gallery


The Learning and Engagement Team are proud supporters of Arts Award. For more information about our Arts Award offer and other Art Collection opportunities, please get in touch.

At the Oriental Museum we handled real Ancient Egyptian artefacts and saw a real mummy!

Castletown Community Primary School

Year 4 went to Durham Castle to support their castle topic... it was a really enjoyable day out!

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Thank you for a wonderful visit. Your lively and enthusiastic team brought the wonder and magic of early Saxon England to life.

St. Columba's RC Primary School

Many thanks to the Museum staff who made our day such an informative and enjoyable one!

Bowburn Infant and Nursery School

Taught Sessions

We offer a range of hybrid (on site, outreach and online) interactive colelctions centred sessions across our venues.

Taught Sessions

Planning Your Visit

Book Your Session

Our range of sessions can be tailored for different age groups and we welcome groups with special educational needs.

Get in touch

Online booking form

Post-16 and Work Experience

For the online Bill Bryson Library resources please click here. We offer a range of sessions, work experience and online resources from Durham University's Library and Collections.

Post-16 sessions

Research skills and EPQ resources

Work Experience

Widening Participation