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Exhibition Location

The Museum of Archaeology's displays are in Palace Green Library. Palace Green Library is a five minute walk from Durham Market Place in the city centre. From the Market Place, turn on to Saddler Street and follow the road upwards. Turn onto Owengate, which is the first street on your right. Owengate leads onto Palace Green, the Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Palace Green Library is on the far side of Palace Green. Follow the pathway around the green, past the entrance to Durham Castle. Palace Green Library is the building adjacent to Durham Castle on the left. The displays for the Museum of Archaeology are on the first floor.

The Museum of Archaeology is situated in Palace Green Library. Information on cycling in County Durham can be found on the Durham County Council website or try the Cycle Planner provided by Transport Direct. Around 20 cycle racks available on Palace Green by the public toilets and behind the Pemberton Building, opposite the Library. Visitors are welcome to use these racks but do so at their own risk.

For more information on cycling in Durham, visit the Durham Bicycle Users Group website and for information on cycle hire please visit the This is Durham website.

Buses to Palace Green Library from Durham train station

Palace Green Library is a 10 minute bus journey from Durham train station. From the station bus stop, use the Cathedral bus service to travel to Palace Green, which departs from the train station at 10, 30 and 50 minutes past the hour from 09:10 – 17:10, Monday to Saturday. The Cathedral bus service drops passengers at the entrance to Palace Green Library. For more information and timetables, visit the Durham Cathedral Bus website.

Travelling to Durham city centre by bus

Durham Bus Station on North Road offers bus services as far afield as Newcastle, South Shields, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Stanhope, Consett and the Gateshead MetroCentre shopping complex. To plan your journey to Durham Bus Station, visit the Traveline Journey Planner.

Walking from Durham Bus Station

Durham Bus Station is a 15 minute walk from Palace Green Library. Exit the bus station onto North Road. Turn left and follow North Road down, continuing on to Framwellgate Bridge. Turn left onto Silver Street and follow the road upwards to Durham Market Place. Walk left onto Saddler Street and follow the road upwards. Turn onto Owengate, which is the first street on your right. Owengate leads onto Palace Green, the Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Palace Green Library is on the far side of Palace Green. Follow the pathway around the green, past the entrance to Durham Castle. Palace Green Library is the building adjacent to Durham Castle on the left.

The Museum is situated on Durham's riverbank path in a pedestrian only area. 

Travelling to Durham city centre by bus

Durham Bus Station on North Road offers bus services as far afield as Newcastle, South Shields, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Stanhope, Consett and the Gateshead MetroCentre shopping complex. To plan your journey to Durham Bus Station, visit the Traveline Journey Planner.

Walking from Durham bus station

Walk towards the city centre, crossing Framwellgate Bridge. Immediately after crossing the bridge, take the steps on the right down to the riverbank footpath adjacent to Cafe Rouge/Bella Italia. Follow the riverbank footpath to the Old Fulling Mill.

Coaches

Coaches can drop off near the Museum (please telephone for details) and park at Milburngate Shopping Centre, Elvet (Dunelm House) or the Sands Coach Park.

The Museum of Archaeology is situated in Palace Green Library. There is no parking at the Museum, although parking for disabled visitors can be arranged by telephoning in advance. Please follow the directions and park in one of the city centre carparks or use the Durham City Park and Ride to come into the City Centre. You will then need to walk from your car park to the Museum.

From the South

Drive north on the A1(M) and exit at Junction 62. Take the A690 signposted for Durham. Exit the motorway and follow the sign marked Durham City and Consett (this is a dual carriageway).

From the North

Drive south on the A1(M) and exit at Junction 62. Take the A690 signposted for Durham and Consett. Follow signs for the city centre car parks and then follow our directions for travelling by foot.

Our environment

Old Fulling Mill

Help us protect Durham’s environment by walking, cycling or using public transport when you travel to the Museum of Archaeology and Palace Green Library.


Using a Sat Nav to get to us?

For satellite navigation systems, the postcode for the Museum of Archaeology's store collections is DH1 3EB.