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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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Gallery Opening hours

Day Opening hours

Monday - Sunday

Museum of Archaeology

10am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Open from 12 on a Monday

Barker Research Library Opening Hours

Day Opening hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday

The Barker Research Library is normally closed at weekends, but see special study dates below.

Responding to your feedback we are making extra weekend study spaces available in this library from 9am to 5pm on the following dates:

April: 27-28

May: 4-5, 11-12, 18-19

Please note there will be no Special Collections search room service on these dates.