Step back in time in Durham where exciting attractions, enthralling experiences and events bring the county’s fascinating past to life.
Take a tram ride into the past to experience unforgettable sights, sounds and smells at Beamish Museum. Step into the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s and you meet costumed folk going about their business.
Prepare to be amazed as Kynren – an epic tale of England returns to Bishop Auckland in 2017 to take you through 2,000 years of British history in a spectacular outdoor show performed by 1,500 cast and crew on a 7.5 acre stage with ships, horses, pyrotechnics and amazing lighting and water effects.
In Durham City, visit Durham Cathedral and Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and be one of the first visitors to explore Open Treasure, the Cathedral’s new world-class exhibition experience which opens up previously hidden spaces inside this majestic building.
Discover over 70 heritage rail vehicles from the National Collection at Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon, whilst at Auckland Castle almost 1,000 years of history is waiting in a palace fit for kings, but built for Prince Bishops.