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Your Visit

4Schools welcomes school parties of all ages to visit and use Durham University’s Museums, Libraries and Special Collections, Botanic Garden and Durham Castle. We offer a wide range of education visits and learning resources for different curriculum areas and Key Stages.

After exploring our programme of workshops, choose the appropriate option below to plan and arrange your visit. If you have an idea for a visit or you want to see or do something in particular, get in touch!


Our museums, galleries and Botanic Garden will remain closed until early 2021.

The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority. We will only reopen when we’re sure we have all the necessary safety measures in place.

We will be using the closed period to carry out improvements at all our sites.

While we are closed we will continue to:

  • Develop new online exhibitions and learning resources for users to engage with from anywhere in the world

  • Catalogue and digitise more of our collections and share them online via our online database Discover

  • Develop and deliver university teaching programmes, adapting them to an online/blended approach

  • Continue to support students and community through digital volunteering opportunities and virtual placements

  • Support academic and community researchers worldwide using our subject expertise and knowledge of the collections

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to welcoming you back when it is possible.

If you would like to make a booking for an online school session for the next academic year please email us at

Museums, Castle and Palace Green Library

Find information to help you plan and book your visit, as well as what you need to know on the day of your visit.

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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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Botanic Garden

Plan and book your visit to the Botanic Garden and download hazard identification information.

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Admission charges

Children £4.00
Accompanying adults Free
Preliminary visits for teachers Free