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Temporary exhibition for the Museum of Archaeology

Museum of Archaeology Gallery

11 September 2021 - 30 December 2023
Museum of Archaeology

Enjoy our temporary special exhibition exploring the rich prehistoric and Roman archaeology of Durham

Much of Durham’s history lies beneath our feet. Sometimes we can catch a glimpse of the past through the unique objects that are uncovered as the result of archaeological excavations, or are unearthed by chance by members of the public.

In this family-friendly gallery, we explore artefacts that span 250,000 years of history - from Prehistory to the Romans.

The objects on display range from everyday items - such as dishes, coins, and nail tweezers - to the rare and beautiful. Highlights include spectacular metalwork from the Bronze Age, Roman treasures retrieved from a murky riverbed, and the cremated remains of Durham City’s earliest known resident.