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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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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Meet the Medieval townsfolk and craftspeople as they take up residence within the Cathedral grounds - encounter a delightful array of sounds, smells and sights from a bygone era. See demonstrations of pastimes and skills that filled their daily life, and be entertained with music, dancing and mumming plays. 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Meet the Medieval townsfolk and craftspeople as they take up residence within the Cathedral grounds - encounter a delightful array of sounds, smells and sights from a bygone era. See demonstrations of pastimes and skills that filled their daily life, and be entertained with music, dancing and mumming plays. 

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Definitely worth a visit, very informative and we felt honoured to have seen it.

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The exhibit was well done, chronicling centuries of English history. Highly recommended!

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Well put together exhibition with some incredible manuscripts tracing the historic struggle for emancipation and rights.

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Well put together exhibition with some incredible manuscripts tracing the historic struggle for emancipation and rights.

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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