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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, February 25, 2017

A talk given by Dr. Sarah Price, Head of Engagement and Learning, Durham University Library, on collections-based learning in the Library and its development from small beginnings to national recognition.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

We warmly welcome young people (age 12 – 25) who hear voices, their families and carers to a networking event at the Café in Palace Green Library, Durham. Taking place over tea, coffee and cake, this event will be a chance to meet other young people who have similar experiences, share ideas and stories and discuss ways to increase local sources of support for young people who find their voices distressing.

Reviews

Another informative and well presented exhibition which told the story of the Somme through the experiences of numerous local people.

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The collections within this library have kept me entranced for hours, and it frequently hosts the best historical exhibitions in the north east.

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Great exhibitions are held here. There is a quiet cafe which is useful for catching breath and plotting your next walk.

 

Reviews

Great exhibitions are held here. There is a quiet cafe which is useful for catching breath and plotting your next walk.

 

OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION

OPEN TO ALL

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Opening hours
Monday 12pm - 5pm
Tuesday - Sunday

10am - 5pm

Adults Free
Concessions Free
Children (over 5) Free
Family (2 adults, 2 children) Free
Infants (under 5, up to 2 per full paying adult) Free

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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