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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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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Canon Professor Michael Snape - Faith on the Somme: The Churches and the British Soldier in 1916

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Join us for an afternoon of free talks to complement the current exhibition Somme 2016: From Durham to the Western Front.

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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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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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