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Museum of Archaeology Gallery

01 January 2022 - 01 December 2023

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Museum of Archaeology, Historic Libraries

Enjoy our new special exhibition exploring the rich prehistoric and Roman archaeology of Durham.

  • Exhibitions
  • Everyone

Student Art Prize Exhibition 2022/23

01 May 2023 - 18 March 2024

10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Palatine Centre

This exhibition showcases the shortlisted entries to Durham University’s fourth annual Student Art Prize.

  • Creative
  • Exhibition
  • Public
  • Student experience
  • Alumni
  • Everyone
  • Students in HE

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

Throwing it Out There: the Archaeology of Ritual, Rivers and Rubbish

16 June 2023 - 12 November 2023

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Museum of Archaeology

Have you ever thrown a coin in a wishing well? You might not know it, but that is a kind of ritual! This exhibition will explore the rich ritual history of the rivers of County Durham, showcasing local objects from the Bronze Age to the medieval period and beyond.

  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Beautiful Durham

16 August 2023 - 31 March 2024

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Outdoor Art Gallery

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

Durham Castle Guided Tours

23 October 2023 - 23 October 2023

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

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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