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Your Visit

Visit Palace Green Library to explore our exhibitions, see our historic libraries and research our collections. Plan your visit and find out about our facilities.

Opening hours

Details of the opening hours for our exhibitions, reception and the Barker Research Library.

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Admission charges

Find out about our ticket prices for individuals, groups and schools.

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Locations and directions

Plan your journey to Palace Green Library in the heart of Durham city.

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Christmas and New Year opening

Palace Green Library will close for Christmas on Friday 22nd December 2017, and will be open again on Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th December between 11am and 4pm.

For New Year we are closed Saturday 31st December and Monday 1st January. We open for New Year at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

The Barker Research Library will close on 21st December and will re-open on 2nd January.

We wish all our visitors a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Gallery Opening hours

Day Opening hours
Monday 12pm - 5pm
Tuesday - Sunday

10am - 5pm

Barker Research Library Opening Hours

Day Opening hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday