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Welcome to
Palace Green
Library 

Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections. Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sail away this weekend with your very own mini Viking ship!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

In celebration of Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, The Great Charter tells the story of a futuristic totalitarian state controlled by the Protector. Composed by Timothy Craig Harrison and Paul Hodgson, the community opera explores the issues of oppression and injustice first presented by dissatisfied nobles to the king in 1215.

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It's a nice old building with interesting history, a small souvenir shop and various exhibits.

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An unexpected oasis... If you have climbed from the river and earned the rest, spend that time at the Courtyard Café.

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Great service... A Durham Hidden Gem!

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Great service... A Durham Hidden Gem!

OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION

OPEN TO ALL

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Our free exhibitions Living on the Hills and Beneath our Feet are currently open Monday, 12:00 – 17:00 and Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00.

From 1 June - 31 August, admission charges for Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt are:

Adults £7.50
Concessions £6.50
Children (over 5) £6.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £25.00
Infants (under 5, up to 2 per full paying adult) Free
Groups (9 or more people) £6.50 per person

Please see our separate Ticket information page for more details.

FAMILY & LOCAL HISTORIANS

Our archives include parish registers, marriage licences and probate records. If you’re researching your family history, explore our collections and plan your visit.

View our family and local history records

4SCHOOLS

Book a visit to Palace Green Library with the 4schools team to explore primary sources from our archives and discover more about Durham’s fascinating history.

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