Museum of Archaeology Gallery
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.