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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 is now open at Palace Green Library.

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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

New home is a great improvement

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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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"..very interesting indeed covering from pre Roman times up to 20thC. Fascinating to see so many of the artefacts on display and read about the area and its development"

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

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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4SCHOOLS

Discover our wide range of school visits, from Romans and Normans, to Tudors and Victorians. All sessions are now available in our new gallery.

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