How big is time? And what will the future be like?
The sheer enormity of time is a mind-bending concept - one which humans have always tried to measure and understand. Step through a portal and journey through time as we reveal how advances in science allowed authors like HG Wells to write about parallel universes, alternate histories and future worlds.
Enjoy a tour of Durham’s history in the magnificent setting of Durham’s World Heritage Site and hear local tales and stories from the last 1000 years. Discover why Durham was such an important city in the medieval period, why the Scots kept attacking and how St Cuthbert helped the city grow.
Celebrate our new Exhibition on Time Travel by designing your very own time machine!
Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers includes fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.
In the future things may be different, try deciphering some of our codes so you can crack the codes of the future.
Cherry Lewis - The Dating Game: Arthur Holmes’ dream to date the age of the Earth
What will your home, village, town or city look like in the year 3017? Create your own drawing of Durham in the future.
Martin Ward - A time machine that can look back 13.5 billion years: The Telescope
Inspired by your visit to the Durham World Heritage Site? Create your own version of a stained glass window.
Make your own clock and see whether it helps you tell the time.
Andrew Crumey - Can Novelists Predict the Future?
Remember the men who served in the DLI by making your own rememberence poster using our printing kit.
David Rooney - Travelling With Time: Stories from the Greenwich Observatory