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Online Resources

To support learning, we have a range of collections-centred interactives, videos, podcasts and downloadable content to bring the most out of your session with the Learning and Engagement Team.

Podcasts and videos

Discover our large range of podcasts and videos, covering art, our museums and collections, and more.
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Explore From Home

Check out our fun online and free activities to try at home, suitable for children aged 5 - 11 years with the help of a grown-up.
3D digital image of Cosin's library as it would have looked in the 17th century

Primary-aged children

Develop children's historical enquiry skills or enhance your visit with us, these resources are designed to inspire thought and creativity using our collections.
A collection of Roman artefacts

Secondary-aged children

These online resources will support secondary aged children to learn about collections centred primary source research and analysis.
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Post-16 Online Research Support

Explore our online courses and free guides ready to download to help you with EPQ, research skills, essay writing, revision and more.
Internal view of the main staircase of the Bill Bryson Library

Art Online

Art Online is a platform for everyone, filled with activities, resources, quizzes and learning, with interactive pages explore Durham University’s Art Collection.
A collection of homemade prints covered in paint

Online Exhibitions

Our online exhibition programme offers an opportunity to explore our outstanding collections from your own home for research, interest or to inspire your learning.
A diver under a sheet of ice reaches for the surface.

Discover: Search Durham Collections

For research, interest or for using in your own learning materials, Discover is the search tool to access Durham University's collections online.
The courtyard of Durham Castle on a bright day with blue sky.


New Online Resources

Explore these new online resources, centred in our collections!

We are always exploring new ways to bring our collections to you. Below are the latest new online resources for you to enjoy and learn something new.

Cartoon of Bishop Tunstall at the centre, surrounded by Tudor monarchs.
Collage image of items included in the Journeys exhibition, including a giant from Gulliver’s Travels, a tourist with binoculars, Notre Dame Cathedral, a plane, a world map, three arctic explorers and an aeroplane.

Online Exhibitions

Discover our collections differently with our growing number of fantastic online exhibitions for you to enjoy at home or as part of your visit to our amazing venues.

Online Exhibitions
Lacquer figure of the Buddha produced in Myanmar (Burma), 1900-1950

Religious Education

The Learning and Engagement Team work in partnership with the North East Religious Resources Centre. For more information about how they can support you with your Religious Education in schools follow the this link to their resources webpages.

North East Religious Resource Centre

Durham University Library and Collections Blog

Discover more about what goes on behind the scenes at our venues and libraries with our blog.

Explore our blog posts