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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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Gallery Closures

Regrettably the Museum will be closed on Thursday 30th May. We apologise for any inconvenience to visitors.

What's On View All Events

Monday, May 27, 2019

A wide selection of plants and seeds will be available for purchase. There will also be cacti and succulents for sale from the Teesside branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

In June this year we are celebrating creativity in Durham with our wonderful Summer in the City festival. This month we will be giving Art Tours around the Bailey. This weekend we would love you to make art inspired by the University collection.


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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