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Museum of Archaeology Gallery

01 January 2022 - 01 December 2023

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Museum of Archaeology, Historic Libraries

Enjoy our new special exhibition exploring the rich prehistoric and Roman archaeology of Durham.

  • Exhibitions
  • Everyone

Student Art Prize Exhibition 2022/23

01 May 2023 - 18 March 2024

10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Palatine Centre

This exhibition showcases the shortlisted entries to Durham University’s fourth annual Student Art Prize.

  • Creative
  • Exhibition
  • Public
  • Student experience
  • Alumni
  • Everyone
  • Students in HE

Penned and Printed

27 May 2023 - 31 August 2024

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Historic Libraries

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

  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

07 June 2023 - 10 September 2023

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum

This moving exhibition, produced in collaboration with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, highlights the devastation wreaked by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

  • Exhibitions
  • Everyone

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

16 June 2023 - 12 November 2023

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Museum of Archaeology

Have you ever thrown a coin in a wishing well? You might not know it, but that is a kind of ritual! This exhibition will explore the rich ritual history of the rivers of County Durham, showcasing local objects from the Bronze Age to the medieval period and beyond.

  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Framing Shakespeare

26 July 2023 - 11 September 2023

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Historic Libraries

As a Part of the Summer in the City Art Festival and the Durham Fringe Festival, come along to Cosin’s Library to view 18th century prints inspired by the works of Shakespeare.

  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Durham Castle Self-Guided Day

08 August 2023 - 08 August 2023

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Durham Castle

Join us on a self-guided day and experience history and tales from 1000 years of living history.

  • Public
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

09 August 2023 - 09 August 2023

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public

Little Dragons

09 August 2023 - 09 August 2023

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public

Durham Castle Self-Guided Day

09 August 2023 - 09 August 2023

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Durham Castle

Join us on a self-guided day and experience history and tales from 1000 years of living history.

  • Public
  • Everyone

Glass Art Workshop

09 August 2023 - 09 August 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Spot an ancient glass bottle on display and paint your own glass jar.

  • Creative
  • Outreach & community
  • Everyone

Terracotta Warrior Workshop

11 August 2023 - 11 August 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Learn about the Chinese terracotta army, and make your own terracotta warrior from clay.

  • Creative
  • Everyone

Spice Journey

12 August 2023 - 12 August 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Learn all about how spices were traded along the Silk Roads and make scented pictures from herbs and spices.

  • Creative
  • Outreach & community
  • Everyone

What’s on across our venues

Our unique cultural attractions include Durham Castle, Botanic Garden, Historic Libraries at Palace Green, Oriental Museum, Museum of Archaeology and our World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. Whatever your interest, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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