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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, May 3, 2015

Celebrate the start of spring by making a Jack O’Green mask.

COMING SOON

Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt

1 June - 31 August 2015

Marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, this special exhibition will feature the only surviving 1216 issue of the charter.

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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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Great service... A Durham Hidden Gem!

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Great service... A Durham Hidden Gem!

OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION

OPEN TO ALL

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Admission charges for Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt will differ, please see our seperate Ticket information page for more details.

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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