Go back to the 17th century and explore what the incredible Cosin's Library may have looked when it was first opened for use as a library.
Downloadable Family Activities
Here are some simple craft activities to try at home. You don't need any special equipment or materials, just paper, pens, scissors and a glue stick. You can print the templates, or you can just make your own.
These activities are generally suitable for children aged 5 - 11 years with the help of a grown-up. So, get your glue sticks ready and enjoy!
Download these discover at-home activities for families linked to our exhibition “Jericho: An Ancient City Revealed”. With the help from Annie the Archaeologist, you can learn about Ancient Jericho and archaeology through fun and easy activities, suitable for all the family.
What do philosophy and poetry have in common? How can poetry and philosophy help us to address climate change and think about the global emergency of COVID-19? Rooted in the work of Mary Midgley, our illustrated worksheets explore how philosophical thinking can help us to reflect on the pandemic, climate change, society and friendship. If you’re inspired, become a Midgley Young Poet and send us a poem to be added to the Midgley Archive in Durham University.
The Durham Light Infantry fought in many wars over the years, including the Second World War. Parties were held across Britain to celebrate the news, with bunting and flags brightening up street parties. Make your own to celebrate.