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Visit the the Museum of Archaeology,

24 May 2024 - 21 November 2024

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Museum of Archaeology, Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RN

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When you think about the history of Durham, what comes to mind? Beautiful architecture, rich and powerful people and the history you find in textbooks. But how often do we stop and think about the lives of ordinary people? This exhibition explores the past of Durham through the ordinary people who lived and worked here.

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A coloured photograph showing Prebends' Bridge

The exhibition focuses on a few unique stories of individuals, objects for special celebrations, and objects used in everyday life – even some that you might recognise from home.

With material from the collections of Gary Bankhead and the Museum of Archaeology, this exhibition displays objects that have never been shown and stories that have never been told.

This exhibition was curated by Durham University MA Museum and Artefact Studies students. 


Its FREE to visit the Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library.