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.
What's On View All Events
This July, tens of thousands of people again will gather behind bands and banners at the Durham Miners’ Gala. At a time when we are told there is a disconnection between politics and people, the “Big Meeting” remains an impressive occasion and today stands as a significant expression of the importance and resilience of community.
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.
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
OPEN TO ALL
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:
|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.