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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Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers includes fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.
Palace Green Library stands on a World Heritage Site, famous for knights and soldiers. Search our Museum of Archaeology and find out all about swords that have been used throughout history. Decorate your sword, name it and take it home!
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
OPEN TO ALL
Palace Green Library is currently closed until further notice.
Palace Green Library is usually open daily 9am - 5pm. Please visit the Opening Hours page for information regarding opening times for Exhibitions, and the Barker Research Library.
The DLICollection Gallery and Museum of Archaeology are free entry.
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.