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Welcome to the
Museum of

The Museum of Archaeology's collections range from the prehistoric to the post-medieval. Our gallery charting the story of Durham is housed within Palace Green Library.

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What's On View all events

Monday, December 16, 2019

Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers includes fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Every artist needs their very own sketchbook, small enough to carry around so you can stop anywhere you like to draw whenever inspiration hits.


Loved It...

A school group came in while we were there, and we enjoyed seeing what a child-friendly space it is.


10,000 years of Durham - enjoyable visit

Really enjoyed my visit here. The small but well thought out exhibition displays a good balance of artefacts for each relevant period. 


Relocated and much more modern

Now it is centrally located so is far more accessible.


A very interesting exhibition

The palace Green Library houses a superb exhibition. The Living on the Hills, 10,000 years of Durham exhibits are free to view and are well worth visiting.


Open to all


The gallery is based in Palace Green Library and is 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


Our collections are available to anyone for research and to support teaching and lifelong learning. Our staff will be happy to help you.

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Discover our wide range of school visits, from Romans and Normans, to Tudors and Victorians.

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