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Durham University

Art Collection

Plan your visit


Following advice from Public Health England, Durham University is implementing a new set of actions to keep our communities healthy by reducing potential exposure to coronavirus. All of the University's visitor attractions are now closed until further notice.

Thank you for your co-operation with these measures. We are sure you share our concern for the health and well-being of our community. In this rapidly changing situation, you can check the University’s Covid-19 webpage, where we are constantly updating Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). We look forward to welcoming you back when it is possible.

The Gallery

Please note: The gallery is curretly closed for refurbishment.

The Gallery is located within the historic buildings of Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city. Entry to the gallery is free.

You can also explore the other exhibitions, see the historic libraries and research the collections. Plan your visit and find out about our facilities.

Opening Hours

Location and Directions



Art on Campus

As well as the regularly changing exhibitions in The Gallery, the art collection is on display in buildings around the university campus.

The displays in the Palatine Centre include artworks that investigate different notions of print making by artists, including multiple works by Sandra Blow, Sonia Delauney, Andy Warhol, Barbara Hepworth, Gary Hume, Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore alongside Damien Hirst, Fay Pomerance and David Venables.

Entrance is free of charge, there’s no need to book in advance. The Palatine Centre has a café and toilet facilities, but no dedicated public carpark. The address is: The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LE.

Art Tours of the collection are available on demand and where possible, for further information contact

Palace Green Library

Gallery Opening hours

Day Opening hours
Monday - Sunday
10am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
Museum of Archaeology
Day Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday
12 - 5pm every Monday (Little Bookworms held at 10.30am)
10am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Barker Research Library Opening Hours

Day Opening hours
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday
The Barker Research Library is normally closed at weekends.


You can use this interactive map of the University to locate Palace Green Library and the Palatine Centre.

University map