New exhibition reveals Stories of the River Wear
'Stories from the River: Exploring the history of Durham, the finds of underwater archaeologist Gary Bankhead', launches on Monday 20 February at the Museum of Archaeology within Palace Green Library. The exhibition explores the stories connected through objects discovered in the River Wear, evoking the social history of Durham’s past 800 years.
Step into spring celebrating Holi Festival at the Oriental Museum
Join students and community volunteers when they spring into action to help celebrate the spectacular Indian festival of Holi at the Oriental Museum on Saturday 11 March, 12 noon – 5pm.
Year of the Rabbit
We would like to wish all those preparing for and celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit a very happy and healthy New Year. A range of exciting celebrations will be taking place across the University and City to mark the special occasion.
Oriental Museum welcomes Master Japanese Potter
Master Japanese potter Keigo Kamide is visiting the Oriental Museum on Wednesday 23 November, to give a free talk about his art and the ancient craft of Kutani. His talk will be illustrated with a selected display of his works for visitors to enjoy.
Conserving Durham City’s oldest standing building
Work has started on conserving and improving the oldest standing building in Durham City – the 11th century Norman Chapel inside Durham Castle.
Join us for Community Fun Day 2022
We are so excited to be hosting our Community Fun Day once again, and we are inviting you to join us! Come along to enjoy an exciting range of activities from across the County to celebrate the best of Durham community projects. The event will be taking place on a marquee on Palace Green from 10am until 3pm on Saturday October 29.
Gold Award win for Botanic Garden
Durham University’s Botanic Garden has been awarded a Gold Medal in the ‘Tourist, Visitor Attraction and Country Estate’ category at this year’s Northumbria In Bloom Awards.
Two Exciting New Exhibitions at the Oriental Museum
The Oriental Museum launches two exciting, new exhibitions this month, both will run from 1 October to May 2023.
Tunstall and the Tudors: The Calculating Bishop
Meet Cuthbert Tunstall: bishop and author of England’s first maths book, celebrating its 500th anniversary this year.
Durham hosts international meeting on protecting cultural heritage
Experts from around the world met in Durham to discuss how to protect cultural heritage at risk of destruction from human and natural disasters.
Museum of Archaeology welcomes internationally significant Roman exhibition
We are excited to be welcoming an exhibition featuring an internationally significant collection of Roman artefacts to our Museum of Archaeology.
Celebrating County Durham’s cultural heritage
We’re celebrating the proud cultural heritage of County Durham by supporting an exciting programme of cultural projects and activities over the next few years. County Durham was recently shortlisted for the UK Government’s UK City of Culture title for 2025. In the end we narrowly missed out but working on the bid has helped forge even stronger relationships with culture partners, providing a catalyst for exciting future collaborations.