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Learning Online

Centred in our collections, these online resources compliment your sessions with us, your teaching or as a stand alone eduational tool. All aimed to raise aspirations for those wanting to come to higher education, promote critial thinking and research skills and centre our collections in curriculum relavnt resoruces.

Suitable for a range of ages and groups, please explore and enjoy learning!

If you do create anything and you want to share on social media, don't forget to mention @dulearning or @dumuseums on your posts so we can see your amazing crafty creations! We will display some of your wonderful work in our Online Gallery.

Summer in the City (SITC)

Durham’s art, music and theatre festival, is going digital. A collaboration between Durham University and Durham County Council, this new online platform will present a programme of cultural and creative events throughout June for everyone to enjoy from home.

Summer in the City Online

Online Gallery

View the amazing creations you have all been making! #MuseumFromHome

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Family Activities

Craft activities inspired by the collections and designed to be done with the whole family. Practical, creative and fun!

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Arts Award

Discover the wonders of the Durham University Art Collection, Explore the unlimited possibilities of your creativity and have a go at an Arts Award at home!

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Under 5's Online

Resources, ideas and interactive videos so all our Little Dragons and Little Bookworms can join in the fun!

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Primary Aged Children

To help with home education, ideas for the children and for having fun exploring our collections, we have a series of resources for primary school aged children to get involved!

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Secondary Aged Children

Using our historic heritage, archive and special collections' primary sources, explore these resources to help with a range of secondary school history topics.

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Post 16 Research Skills

If you are wanting to develop your research, essay writing, exam skills or looking for help with your Extended Pupil Qualification (EPQ), we have some helpful resources using the library and collections of Durham University.

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Community Groups

Activities for community groups or just something fun to do at home with loved ones. These activities are especially designed to be simple, active and practical.

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Art Online

Quarantine does not mean creativity has to stop. Inspired by the Durham Univsity Art Collection and the artists we work with, explore these activities to explore your creativity using what you have around you at home.

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Explore the Collections

Explore the collections online that we use as our inpsriation at the; Oriental Museum, Palace Green Library Archive and Special Collections, Museum of Archaeology, Durham Castle and the Art Collection.

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Explore Durahm University Library & Collections Blog posts, Podcasts and more with our online community pages.

Community Groups Online Resources


We want to hear from you, please continue to send us your feedback and ideas for the type of activities you would like to see inspired by our collections.

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