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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 13, 2016

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Durham World Heritage Site Research Strategy was published earlier this year. It aims to promote rigorous, academically informed research to progress our understanding and appreciation of the Cathedral, Castle and their environs.

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Definitely worth a visit, very informative and we felt honoured to have seen it.

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The exhibit was well done, chronicling centuries of English history. Highly recommended!

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Well put together exhibition with some incredible manuscripts tracing the historic struggle for emancipation and rights.

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Well put together exhibition with some incredible manuscripts tracing the historic struggle for emancipation and rights.

OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION

OPEN TO ALL

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Our free exhibition Living on the Hills is open Monday, 12:00 – 17:00 and Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00.

Admission charges for Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front will be:

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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