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Number of results: 22

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  1. Add Weardale Museum and High House Chapel to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 15 reviews15 reviews

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    Type:

    Museum

    Ireshopeburn

    Small but fascinating volunteer run folk museum with an amazing collection including the beautiful Weardale Tapestry and the historic and High House Chapel. New display commemorating the lives of Weardale Soldiers who fought in the Great War.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017to31 Oct 2017Open 13:30 - 16:30
  2. Add Killhope to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 178 reviews178 reviews

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    Type:

    Museum

    Cowshill

    Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, Park Level Mine, is a real adventure. Be a washerboy, find minerals. Woodland walks, Exhibitions, Shop and Cafe enhance your day. Killhope offers a grand day out for the whole family.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017to30 Oct 2017Open 10:30 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2015Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold
    • Visit England Code of Practice 2016
    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
    • Visit England Visitengland Hidden Gem 2016Visitengland Hidden Gem
  3. Add Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 742 reviews742 reviews

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    Museum

    Shildon

    Over 60 railway vehicles from the national collection on display, special events, family activities and train rides during sceduled passenger train days.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2016to31 Mar 2017Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    1 Apr 2017to31 Oct 2017Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze 2014North East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze
    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  4. Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Durham City

    Living on the Hills - 10,000 years of Durham. This permanent exhibition uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to26 July 2020Various Opening Times
  5. Add Beamish - The Living Museum of the North to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 4940 reviews4940 reviews

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    Type:

    Museum

    Beamish

    Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside.

    Dates

    From:
    18 Feb 2017to5 Apr 2017Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    6 Apr 2017to29 Oct 2017Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    30 Oct 2017to23 Mar 2018Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2016VAQAS
    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2016North East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
    • Visit England Visit England Award for Excellence Bronze 2016Visit England Award for Excellence Bronze
  6. Add The Bowes Museum to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1112 reviews1112 reviews

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    Type:

    Museum

    Barnard Castle

    An iconic building and Museum set in the vibrant market town of Barnard Castle in the midst of Teesdale, housing outstanding collections of European fine and decorative art.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Visit England Code of Practice 2016
    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  7. Add The Treasures of Durham University: Palace Green Library to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 76 reviews76 reviews

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    Museum

    Durham City

    Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's outstanding special collections. Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017Open 10:00 - 17:00
  8. Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Durham City

    Durham City Historic Grade II Town Hall.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2017Various Opening Times
  9. Add Bowlees Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 126 reviews126 reviews

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Newbiggin

    Situated amidst stunning woodland, near to Low and High Force waterfalls and surrounded by rolling fields of hay meadows, Bowlees Visitor Centre has all you need to make your visit to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty memorable.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017to30 Sept 2017Open 10:30 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Gold 2016North East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Gold
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  10. Add Durham Museum and Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 69 reviews69 reviews

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    Type:

    Museum

    Durham City

    Local history museum housed in historic church near cathedral. Tells the story of Durham from 10thC to present day using displays, models and artefacts. Brass rubbing and shop.

    Dates

    From:
    28 Mar 2017to31 May 2017Various Opening Times
    From:
    1 June 2017to30 June 2017Open 14:00 - 16:30
    From:
    1 July 2017to30 Sept 2017Open 11:00 - 16:30
    From:
    3 Oct 2017to25 Oct 2017Various Opening Times
  11. Add World Heritage Site Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 51 reviews51 reviews

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    Type:

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Durham City

    A free visitor centre providing an introduction to Durham World Heritage Site and what there is to see and do in and around the site. Ideal for families.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017Open 09:30 - 17:00
  12. Type

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    Cathedral / Minister

    Durham City

    Open Treasure is a new world-class exhibition route which transforms public access to some of Durham Cathedral’s most spectacular spaces, including the fourteenth-century Monks’ Dormitory and the monastic Great Kitchen.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017
  13. Add Durham University Oriental Museum to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 226 reviews226 reviews

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    Type:

    Museum

    Durham City

    The only museum in northern England dedicated to the art and archaeology of North Africa and Asia from prehistory to the modern day. Explore collections from ancient Egypt, India, China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Jan 2017to23 Dec 2017Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2015Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold
    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Highly Commended 2015North East England Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Highly Commended
  14. Type

    Type:

    Gallery

    Bishop Auckland

    210-seater theatre and cinema, art gallery, library, tourist information and cafe/bar. Full programme of events throughout the year.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017Various Opening Times
  15. Add East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 70 reviews70 reviews

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    Type:

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Seaham

    The East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre displays the historic lifeboat The George Elmy and gives and insight into the rich heritage of the area.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017Various Opening Times
  16. Type

    Type:

    Gallery

    Durham City

    Crushed Chilli Gallery is a working glass studio in the centre of Durham City owned by Stained Glass Fusion artist Janet Rogers. The Gallery showcases handmade glass and contemporary art, paintings, sculpture, furniture and ceramics.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017Various Opening Times
  17. Type

    Type:

    Craft Centre

    Consett

    Featuring the work of more than 120 regional artists. A wide variety of unique works of art which include glass, ceramics, paintings, metalwork and textiles. Most of our artwork can be bought online as well as buying direct from our shop.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017Various Opening Times
  18. Type

    Type:

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Spennymoor

    Small exhibits museum with underground experience for kids.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017Various Opening Times
  19. Type

    Type:

    Gallery

    Spennymoor

    The Gallery houses a permanent collection of art, including paintings by Norman Cornish, as well as being host to at least six exhibitions a year.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017Various Opening Times
  20. Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Peterlee

    Heritage Centre with themed rooms. Mining Museum going back 100 years with 350 archives, photographs of Horden, lots of history, 1940s rooms.

    New vintage tearoom.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2017to30 Nov 2017Various Opening Times