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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.

The Museum of Archaeology will be closed from 15th – 21st October 2018 for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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What's On View All Events

Thursday, June 14, 2018

An exhibition exploring the diverse achievements of women in archaeology

Exhibitions-Coming soon

Shattering Perceptions: the women of archaeology

The exhibition will explore the diverse achievements of women in archaeology.

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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. All sessions are now available in our new gallery.

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What's on

Everyone's History: 20 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Treasure Act

7 November 2017 - 28 May 2018
This exhibition celebrates 20 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Treasure Act but also the archaeology that is discovered everyday by the public.