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27 May 2023 - 31 March 2025

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Palace Green Library

  • Free Entry

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An exhibition of our Archives and Special Collections, telling hidden stories from the shelves and strongrooms.

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Penned and Printed Exhibition Title

Showcasing items from Durham University’s Archives and Special Collections, this exhibition explores themes of medical progress, local stories of crime and punishment, and the journey to women’s suffrage.

These rarely displayed collections bring together the spectacular with the humble, the local with the national, and ideas which would change the world, with small details of the long forgotten.

Restricted access to areas of Palace Green Library 

Due to essential works, there will be a period of restricted access to some areas of Palace Green Library throughout April and May. 

The planned works will affect access to the following areas: 

  • Barker Research Library 
  • Penned and Printed exhibition 
  • Some areas of our World Heritage Site Visitor Centre 
  • Baby change facilities 

The above spaces will be open at the following times during the week (subject to change). Normal opening times apply at weekends (please note, Barker Research Library is closed Saturday and Sunday as usual): 


Opening times 

Monday 1 April 

1pm-5pm (Barker Research Library closed for bank holiday) 

Tuesday 2 April – Friday 12 April 

1pm-5pm (search room access until 4.30pm) 

Monday 15 April – Friday 19 April 


Monday 22 April to Friday 31 May 

1pm-5pm (search room access until 4.30pm) 


Free Entry