The main focus of our collections is the archaeology of North East England but the collection also includes national and international material, much of it excavated by members of Durham University’s Department of Archaeology.
Read more about each area of the collection or access our online database to find out more about individual objects.
Stone tools, cup and ring stones and other material from local excavations
Objects from the time when Durham was first settled by the Community of St Cuthbert.
Centred upon local material, revealing life in Durham from 11th to 15th century.
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