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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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Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Prince Bishops of Durham loved to wear a crown and decorate everything they owned with symbols of crowns. Become royalty for the day and wear a crown upon your head.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Our new exhibition is here. This exhibition celebrates the wonderful animals that live in the British Isles. Join us this weekend and make a puppet inspired by the animals in our exhibition. Which one will be your favourite?


This is a very well-explained Archeology museum, and very conveniently placed, in its new site at Palace Green


Well worth seeing...


A hidden gem amongst so many on Palace Green


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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