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Opening hours

Exhibitions

Day

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday

10am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Museum of Archaeology

Open from 12 on a Monday

Reception and shop

The Palace Green Library reception desk and shop are open 9am - 5pm daily. Speak to staff on reception for general enquiries. Durham Castle tour bookings can be made through the Palace Green Library reception desk or the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.

Courtyard Café

The Courtyard Café is open from 09:30 to 16:30 daily.

Please note that the café may close earlier on occasion if in use for a private event, please call 0191 334 2932 in order to avoid any disappointment on your visit.

The Barker Research Library at Palace Green Library

Use our Search Room service to access to Durham University's archives and special collections.

Day

Opening hours

Monday - Friday

9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday

Closed

Search Room at 5 The College

5 The College offers access by appointment to Durham Cathedral Archives. Please contact us in advance.

Day

Opening hours

Wednesday - Friday

9.00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 5pm

Saturday - Tuesday

Closed


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

Closed


Christmas and New Year Hours

Saturday 22nd December – 9am-5pm

Sunday 23rd December – 11am-4pm

Monday 24th December – Closed

Tuesday 25th December – Closed

Wednesday 26th December – Closed

Thursday 27th December – 11am-4pm

Friday 28th December –11am-4pm

Saturday 29th December –11am-4pm

Sunday 30th December – 11am-4pm

Monday 31st December – Closed

Tuesday 1st January – Closed

Wednesday 2nd January – 9am-5pm