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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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What's On View All Events

Monday, April 24, 2017

Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers includes fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

We read books based around Palace Green Library's exhibitions.

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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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Palace Green Library is open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm and Monday, 12pm - 5pm. Please visit the Opening Hours page for information regarding changes to opening times.

The DLI Collection Gallery is free entry. Charges apply for Time Machines, 27 May - 3 September 2017.

Adults £7.50
Concessions £6.50
Children (over 5) £6.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £25.00
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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