World Heritage Site Visitor Centre
Plan Your Visit
Find out everything you need to know to get the most from our visit: how to find us, opening times and more. Plus, everything you need to know if you or anyone in your group has any special needs or requirements.
If you need additional help in planning your visit, please contact us at the link below.
Book a tour
Come into the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre to book your tour of Durham Castle or the historic Cosin’s Library.
Stories from the River: Explore the collection of Gary Bankhead, underwater archaeologistMonday 20 February, 202310:00 AM to 4:00 PMMuseum of Archaeology
Stories from the River: Explore the collection of Gary Bankhead, underwater archaeologist
Find out more about Durham World Heritage Site and how you can explore it. From Durham Cathedral and Castle, to our museums and galleries, talks, tours and trails.
Research on the World Heritage Site
Durham World Heritage Site has been a place of learning for over 900 years. Learn more about research taking place today.
Historic LibrariesCosin’s Library was founded in 1669 by Bishop John Cosin to give local people access to ‘good books’.
Durham CastleSitting at the heart of Durham's World Heritage Site and occupied continuously since the 11th century.
Cosin’s Library was founded in 1669 by Bishop John Cosin to give local people access to ‘good books’.