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Durham Castle Tour Booking

24 May 2024 - 17 November 2024

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW

  • Durham Castle Tour Booking Required

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Have you ever looked at an ancient castle and wondered how it’s still standing? This exhibition will explore the history of construction and building conservation at Durham Castle, with a particular focus on the Norman Chapel Project, a long-term endeavour to preserve the oldest free-standing building in Durham.

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The Norman Chapel, Durham Castle

Repair and Care: The Norman Chapel Project will feature newly excavated finds from the Norman Chapel works, including a medieval die and gaming pieces, interviews with staff who work tirelessly to preserve the Castle, and multiple interactive activities. There will be fun for the whole family!

The exhibition is the result of months of work by MA Museum and Artefact Studies students from the University of Durham. Repair and Care: The Norman Chapel Project will be open from the 24th May 2024, and will be accessible through Durham Castle tours.

Also watch out for our special curator led tours and Durham Castle open days over the summer! 

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Before visiting, why not try our special character quiz to see what role you would play in the history of Durham Castle.

Click here to take the quiz

Please note: this quiz is designed for mobile devices. If you prefer, please scan the QR code below

QR code for Durham Castle quiz

Please also enjoy our Exhibition Trail, suitable for families and our Design Your Own Column activity sheet, inspired by the Norman Chapel.

Why not also download one of our Castle Cats Postcards to send to a friend!

Repair and Care Exhibition Gallery Trail

Repair and Care Exhibition Design Your Own Column Activity

Castle Cats Postcard



Durham Castle Tour Booking Required

Adults (Age 16+) £5.00

Over 60s/Concessions £4.50

Children (Under 16 years) FREE

Students (non-Durham University) £4.50

Infants FREE

Durham University staff and students FREE