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Contact Us

For general enquiries, please use the contact details on the right. Information for specific enquiries is given below.

Group visits

Contact us in advance to arrange a group visit and obtain a discount on the entry fee.

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School visits

We offer a range of school sessions based in Durham Castle and as outreach sessions in school. Contact us to ensure you get the most from your visit.

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Researching the collections

Find out more about how we can support your research, facilitate your visit to Durham or undertake research or photography on your behalf.

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Support for teaching

Our staff can help you run handling sessions, seminars or gallery talks for undergraduates and graduates based around our collections.

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Volunteering opportunities

We aim to provide as many opportunities for work experience, volunteering and skills development as we can across the museums’ different functions. 

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Event bookings

Durham Castle is a unique venue for a range of events, from meetings to banquets and wedding receptions.

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See a full staff list

View a full list of staff working at Durham’s University Museums.

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Data Protection

We collect and process personal data in order to provide access to the buildings and collections in our care, in line with current legislation and professional standards. Personal information will not be shared outside Durham University.
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Visitor Enquiries

Address Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW
Telephone +44 (0)191 334 2932

Opening hours and admission

When there are no private events booked, tours are usually available every day at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4.15pm. During University vacations, tours are also normally offered at 10.15am, 11.15am and 12.15pm.

Adults £5.00
Over 60s £4.00
Children (over 5) £4.00
Infants Free

(2 adults, 3 children)

Durham University Campus Card holders Free