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Penned and Printed

27 May 2023 - 31 August 2024

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Historic Libraries

An exhibition of our Archives and Special Collections, telling hidden stories from the shelves and strongrooms.

  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Beautiful Durham

16 August 2023 - 31 May 2024

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Outdoor Art Gallery, Art Collection

As a Part of the Summer in the City Art Festival and in collaboration with nine County Durham Schools, come see a collection of artworks that answer the question “What makes Durham Beautiful?”

  • Accessible
  • Creative
  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Voices: contemporary art and craft from the Middle East and North Africa

29 September 2023 - 12 May 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum

An exhibition celebrating the work of emerging contemporary artists and designers from the Middle East and North Africa recently acquired by the Oriental Museum.

  • Exhibitions
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

17 April 2024 - 08 May 2024

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Little Dragons

17 April 2024 - 08 May 2024

10:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Twilight Opening at Oriental Museum

18 April 2024 - 02 May 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Oriental Museum is open until 7pm the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month.

  • Exhibitions
  • Lates
  • Public
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

24 April 2024 - 15 May 2024

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Twilight Opening at Palace Green Library

25 April 2024 - 09 May 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Historic Libraries, Museum of Archaeology

Palace Green Library is open until 7pm the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.

  • Accessible
  • Exhibition
  • Lates
  • Public
  • Everyone

Student Art Prize 2023/34: Paradise

01 May 2024 - 31 March 2025

10:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Palatine Centre, Art Collection

Visit the Student Art Prize 2023/24 exhibition and explore this years theme of Paradise.

  • Creative
  • Everyone

Durham Castle Guided Tours

02 May 2024 - 02 May 2024

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Join one of our guided tours of Durham Castle - experience 1000 years of fascinating history and discover how the building has evolved in time and functions today as the home of University College.

  • Public
  • Tour
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Twilight Opening at Oriental Museum

02 May 2024 - 02 May 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Oriental Museum is open until 7pm the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month.

  • Accessible
  • Exhibitions
  • Lates
  • Public
  • Everyone

What’s on across our venues

Our unique cultural attractions include Durham Castle, Botanic Garden, Historic Libraries at Palace Green, Oriental Museum, Museum of Archaeology and our World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. Whatever your interest, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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