About Our Collections
Durham University is home to internationally important collections of art, archaeology, anthropology, geology, social history and natural history from across history and around the globe. Some of these collections are managed by academic departments such as Anthropology and Earth Sciences.
Durham Castle Collections
Museum of Archaeology Collections
Oriental Museum Collections
University Library and Collections care for more than 100,000 objects and artworks spread across three museums and two collections. We make these collections accessible to all university staff and students as well as the tens of thousands of members of our local community, tourists, UK and international researchers who use our museums, visit our exhibitions or take part in our events programme each year.
Look at the information on academic support to find out how our curators work to make all of our collections accessible to academics and students for teaching and research.
Our Collections Outreach Team are dedicated to sharing our collections with non-academic visitors and users of all kinds.