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Throwing it Out There: the Archaeology of Ritual, Rivers and Rubbish

This exhibition explores the rich ritual history of the rivers of County Durham, showcasing local objects from the Bronze Age to the medieval period and beyond.

This exhibition has been curated by students at Durham University studying for a Master of Arts degree in Museum and Artefact Studies and will provide trails, interactives and other activities for the whole family to enjoy.

range of small objects surrounded by blue shapes to denote a river
River Wear Exhibition logo showing outline of the river and map of Durham from above

Online exhibitions

Explore our collections from home with our online exhibition programme, such as Hidden Stories from the River Wear, the collections of Gary Bankhead, underwater archaeologist in an exhibition created by MA Museum and Artefact Studies students from Durham University.

Hidden Stories from the River Wear View more online exhibitions
A coloured photograph showing our stratigraphy wall, which is made up of layers of objects and colours.

Our permanent gallery

While our permanent gallery is closed for repairs, we have a small family-friendly exhibition exploring the Prehistoric and Roman past of Durham within the Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library. In this gallery, we explore objects that span 250,000 years of history - from Prehistory to the Romans.

Learn more about our permanent gallery
Title graphic for the Decay exhibition

Past exhibitions

Find out more about our previous exhibitions and art installations.

Explore our past exhibitions

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