The Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions team within University Library and Collections care for more than 100,000 objects spread across the Oriental Museum, Museum of Archaeology and Durham Castle Museum, as well as the University Art Collection and parts of the University Biosciences Collection.
These collections range in date from 250,000 years ago to the present day and come from more than 60 different countries worldwide.
In addition to our public galleries, and ambitious exhibition and events programmes, we also contribute to a wide range of teaching and research activity within the University. Our curators provide support and guidance to students and academics at Durham University and from around the globe, enabling them to work with our collections both physically and online in support of teaching, research, outreach and impact.
Our case studies provide some examples of different ways we can work with you.
Museums and Collections sites
We have a number of sites across University Library and Collections, including fantastic libraries, research rooms, museums and galleries.
Barker Research Library
Our Archives and Special Collections are held within Barker Research Library, located in the historic Palace Green Library, and a peaceful place to study and work. Visit our guide for further information or use our online enquiry form.
Barker Research Library Palace Green Library Palace Green Durham DH1 3RN United Kingdom
Opening times:10am - 5pm Monday - Friday (Archives and Special Collection by appointment only)