Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Contact Us

Contact

To book a school or sixth form visit to Durham University’s Museums and Collections, please fill in the booking form on the left hand side of this page. This will send through your enquiry to us and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can. Please do note this can take several days as we are all teaching as well.

A few things to remember:

  • We are very busy, which we love and are very grateful for. However, it does mean that we need you to plan as far ahead as you can – a term is great and should give you some choice over dates. Booking closer to the time is possible but you may need to be prepared to be more flexible with your dates so that we can fit you in.

  • When telling us when you would like to visit, it is very helpful to us if you can put your preferred half term, so for example Spring 1, and preferred days of the week or impossible days of the week due to other commitments. If you want to ask about specific dates, you are welcome to do this, but do bear in mind that we do get booked up very early, so please give us as many dates as possible.

  • Access Requirements – we ask about these as we work in some very old buildings. All of them do have lift access to the various floors with the exception of Durham Castle which has restricted access due to its age and listed status. We are, however, passionate about giving everyone access to our buildings, so do please let us know in advance about any access requirements to our buildings and we will do everything we can to make it possible.

  • Learning Requirements – as well as our visual story, which you can find on our website to use prior to your visit either with your whole class or with individuals who may appreciate knowing what to expect on the day, we have lots of things available to support your students on the day of their visit. For example, we have sensory bags, wobble cushions, can print gallery trails and other sheets on coloured paper and large print versions of any worksheets we will be using during the day. If a student needs something that we haven’t listed – please ask – if we can help, we will. Please do let us know when you book your session if you would like to have any of these things available to you for your visit as we cannot guarantee that they will be available to you without prior booking.

Contact us

If you would like to contact the Learning and Engagement Team via email or telephone to discuss any aspect of you visit, you are very welcome to do so.

The Learning and Engagement Team

E: 4schools@durham.ac.uk

T: +44 (191) 334 5695 or +44 (191) 334 2993

Addresses of our Museums and Attractions

The Oriental Museum

Elvet Hill Road, Durham. DH1 3TH.

Museum of Archaeology and Palace Green Library

Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RN.

Please direct your coach driver to drop you off at the university student union (Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham. DH1 3AN). From there, it is a short walk to Palace Green – do let us know if you would like a map of the walking route.

Durham Castle

Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RW.

Please direct your coach driver to drop you off at the university student union (Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham. DH1 3AN). From there, it is a short walk to Palace Green – do let us know if you would like a map of the walking route.

Botanic Garden

Hollingside Lane, South Road, Durham. DH1 3TN.

Please direct your coach driver to the Howlands Park and Ride (DH1 3TQ) and enter the gardens there.

Data Protection

We collect and process personal data in order to provide access to the buildings and collections in our care, in line with current legislation and professional standards. Personal information will not be shared outside Durham University.
Find out more

Get in touch

Address The Learning Team, Library and Collections, Durham University, Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN
Telephone +44 (0)191 334 2993

Twitter