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Welcome from
The Learning Team

We offer an exciting programme of education visits and learning resources for a range of subjects and Key Stages using the collections of Durham University’s Oriental Museum, Botanic Garden, Palace Green Library, Museum of Archaeology and Durham Castle.

What's New

Our new Learning Centre

The new Gillian Dickinson Learning Centre at Palace Green Library provides a dedicated space for school visits and community learning activities.

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Featured Resource

What was it like to fight in the First World War?

2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. What were conditions really like for the men on the Western Front?

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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

Hands on

Pupils can get involved in trails, dressing up and craft activities, as well as handling objects from our outstanding collections.

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Tailored to you

A number of our workshops can be tailored for different age groups and we welcome groups with special educational needs. Or if you have an idea for a visit or activity, let us know!

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Sixth form visits

We welcome sixth form students to use resources at Durham University Library and offer workshops looking at primary sources from our Archives and Special Collections.

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