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Welcome to the
Museum of
Archaeology

The Museum of Archaeology's collections range from the prehistoric to the post-medieval. A major new gallery showcasing the Museum's collections opened at Palace Green Library earlier this year.

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Discover our collections

Search Durham collections using our new online database. Explore items from the Museum of Archaeology that aren't on display.

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Online exhibition

Binchester Exposed

Our online exhibition explores Binchester Roman Fort and gives an insight into life in the North of the Roman Empire.

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Reviews

A hidden treasure... Informative, interesting, and does a great job bringing history to life.

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A reminder of things past... a good selection of interesting history and finds.

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A very interesting place... I was with a group of children who found it fun!

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The Roman Samian ware collection is one of the finest anywhere.

OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION

Open to all

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Our new gallery is now open at Palace Green Library. The gallery will be open Monday, 12 – 5pm and Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

Adults Free
Concessions Free
Children (over 5) Free
Infants Free
Durham University Campus Card holders Free

TEACHING AND RESEARCH

During the redevelopment project our collections are still available for research and to support teaching. Our staff will be happy to help you.

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4SCHOOLS

Discover our wide range of school visits, from Romans and Normans, to Tudors and Victorians. All sessions are still available during our redevelopment work.

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