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Durham University

Special Collections

Family Activities at Palace Green Library

Family activity

Activities for parents and children.

Iron Age Round Houses

Saturday 20th April 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

Have you ever visited the Museum of Archaeology? Come and visit today and see our prehistoric objects from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age to the Iron Age and construct your own Round House. You might need to make some animals to live in your house with you.

Colourful Crowns

Saturday 27th April 2019 - Sunday 28th April 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

The Prince Bishops of Durham loved to wear a crown and decorate everything they owned with symbols of crowns. Become royalty for the day and wear a crown upon your head.

Little Bookworms

Monday 29th April 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am, Palace Green Library

Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers includes fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Go Wild at Palace Green Library

Saturday 4th May 2019 - Sunday 5th May 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

Our new exhibition is here. This exhibition celebrates the wonderful animals that live in the British Isles. Join us this weekend and make a puppet inspired by the animals in our exhibition. Which one will be your favourite?

Protect our Environment

Saturday 11th May 2019 - Sunday 12th May 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

Looking after our environment is important, this world is not just ours. We have to share it with all the interesting animals in it. Make a poster to persuade people to look after this world. From recycling, to walking more, to planting more trees, which issues do you think people need to know about?

Little Bookworms

Monday 13th May 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am, Palace Green Library

Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers includes fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Decorate Durham

Saturday 18th May 2019 - Sunday 19th May 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

Next Saturday is Durham Pride and here at Palace Green Library we are getting ready. Celebrate in style by making a rainbow inspired decoration to support the LGBT community.

Little Bookworms

Monday 20th May 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am, Palace Green Library

Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers includes fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Durham Pride Weekend

Saturday 25th May 2019 - Sunday 26th May 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

This weekend Durham Library and Museum are marching in Durham’s Pride festival. Celebrate important LGBT people from history by writing poems and letters to them.