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Visit the the Museum of Archaeology,

20 February 2023 - 23 April 2023

10:00AM - 5:00PM

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

  • Free entry

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The exhibition explores the stories connected through objects discovered in the River Wear, evoking the social history of Durham’s past 800 years. It has been co-curated by underwater archaeologist Gary Bankhead and the Museum of Archaeology. It will feature around 200 of the 13,500 artefacts that have been found in the River Wear by Gary since 2008, in a friendly-family display.

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Artefacts from Stories of the River Wear exhibition

Ranging from objects dating from the Medieval period through to the Modern Age, the artefacts found in the River Wear bring to light the stories of individual people, pilgrimage, daily life, toys, and industry and trade. Everything from Homer Simpson to rare Medieval pilgrim badges feature in the exhibition.


Free entry