Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections and is also home to the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.
You can purchase a combined ticket for Museum of Archaeology and DLI Gallery.
Visit our webpages for more information.
Access to Archives and Special Collections at Palace Green Library is by appointment only.
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
OPEN TO ALL
As of 20 June 2021, Palace Green Library will be open Monday-Sunday between 10am-5pm.
Currently, we are offering free entry to all our visitors.
From 27 July, you will be able to pre-book a combined ticket for Museum of Archaeology and DLI Gallery. For 20-26 July, the DLI Gallery will be open with bookings taken at reception for on the day visits, subject to availability - find out more and book your visit.
The Special Collections can currently be accessed Monday-Friday 10am - 5pm by appointment only.
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.