About Our Collections
Read more about each area of the collection.
There are over 250 paintings in the collection at Durham Castle, including over 120 oil paintings, alongside watercolours, engravings and cartoons.
Arms and Armour
Durham Castle’s collections represent the conflicts of the last 500 years of British history.
The collection of decorative art at Durham Castle is extremely varied. It includes personalised ceramics, ornate silverware and electroplate, and even 25 tapestries.
Learn more about the people who have lived in, studied at, worked in or visited Durham Castle.
Durham University also holds archives and special collections at Palace Green Library and additional museum collections at our Museum of Archaeology, Oriental Museum and in our Art Collection.
You can access our online database to find out more about individual objects.
Find out more about researching the collections.