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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, March 29, 2015

Receive free entry to Palace Green Library's exhibitions for one day only!

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Monday, June 1, 2015

2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. The only surviving 1216 copy of the great charter will be on display at Durham University’s Palace Green Library in this commemorative exhibition.

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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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I never felt rushed or crowded. The exhibits are truly exceptional.

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Wonderful exhibition not to be missed. A great place to spend time.

OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION

OPEN TO ALL

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Our exhibitions are open Monday, 12:00 – 17:00 and Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00.

Adults £4.50
Concessions £3.50
Children (over 5) £3.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £15.00
Infants (under 5) Free
Carers Free
Durham University Campus Card holders 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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