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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

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

Twilight Talk - Roman finds from the River Tees: Meet the diver who helped reveal the history of Roman Piercebridge.

28 September 2023 - 28 September 2023

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

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

Bob Middlemass and the late Rolfe Mitchinson are known as the Pirecebridge Divers. Over 30 years, they recovered nearly 4,000 objects from the riverbed at Piercebridge. In this talk, Bob will talk about diving and finding this remarkable collection.

  • Lecture
  • Outreach & community
  • Public
  • Talks, training, seminars & conferences
  • Everyone

Twilight Talk - Obliterating Obnoxious Smells and building a Temple of Mirth

26 October 2023 - 26 October 2023

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

Church Commissioners' files reveal the negotiations behind many of the developments within South Shields during the first half of the last century. Join archivist Andrew Gray for a virtual tour through these archives, taking in the sights, smells and social conditions of early 20th century South Shields.

  • Lecture
  • Outreach & community
  • Public
  • Talks, training, seminars & conferences
  • 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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