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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

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Locations and directions

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

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Changes to Opening Times - Easter 2017

Palace Green Library will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday (Sunday 16 April).

The Barker Research Library and Search Room will be CLOSED Good Friday (Friday 14 April) and Easter Sunday (Sunday 16 April).

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