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31 July 2022 - 26 March 2023

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Durham Castle

  • Admission fee

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Meet Cuthbert Tunstall: bishop, scholar, diplomat, builder, and author of England’s first maths book, celebrating its 500th anniversary this year. He might just be the most important man in Tudor England that you’ve never heard of.

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Cuthbert Tunstall Exhibition poster

Visit the exhibition on one of our self-guided days this summer or on one of guided tours.

Cuthbert Tunstall was Prince-Bishop of Durham from 1530 to 1559. He lived through a time of religious and political chaos as a sometime friend, sometime enemy of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

Visit the exhibition to find out how he survived and thrived in this turbulent period using compromise, persuasion, a shrewd sense for danger and a little bit of luck.

During your visit, test out your Tudor maths skills with our quiz and step into Cuthbert’s shoes in our decision-making game to see if you too, can survive The Tudors.

Download this PDF to discover Cuthbert's Connections with the Tudor monarchs, as well as various friends, enemies and frenemies he met in his lifetime: Cuthbert's Connections PDF


Admission fee

Adults - £5.00

Concessions - £4.50

Children under 16 - Free

Carers - Free

Durham University Campus Card holders - Free