Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral
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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. Journey through some of the most remarkable medieval monastic buildings in the British Isles as the story of Durham Cathedral and its incredible collections is revealed.
The journey begins in the magnificent Monks’ Dormitory, which boasts one of the best-preserved medieval oak-beamed ceilings in the UK, with a series of interactive exhibitions and activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Discover the fascinating and often turbulent history of Christianity in North East England, from the life of St Cuthbert to the Reformation.
The Open Treasure experience continues in the new state-of-the-art Collections Gallery, which houses some of the Cathedral’s most spectacular treasures as part of a rolling exhibition programme, alongside loans from other institutions.
Continue to the Great Kitchen, one of only two surviving medieval monastic kitchens in the UK. This spectacular space houses the Treasures of St Cuthbert, including his pectoral cross, ivory comb, coffin and portable altar.
The Pilgrim’s Gallery gives visitors the opportunity to leave their own mark on history, before exiting the Open Treasure experience via the Covey and returning to the medieval Cloister at the heart of the Cathedral’s medieval precinct.
By opening up public access to the Cathedral’s collections and most spectacular architectural spaces, Open Treasure inspires visitors of all ages to see Durham Cathedral in a new light.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults||£7.50 per ticket type|
|Children (5-16)||£2.50 per ticket type|
|Concessions||£6.00 per ticket type|
Children under 5 free.
- Certificate of Excellence 2017
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good928
- FLC244Leeds, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyA lovely cathedral but ......Saturday, 23rd September 2017My son and I spent some time looking around Durham Cathedral, first time for him, and it's a special place. We both went to the Open Treasures exhibition costing £7 each and felt this vastly over... Read full review
- rebandy1York, United KingdomTrip Type:Couplesa break on the way to scotlandSaturday, 23rd September 2017it is some 46 years when I lasted visited and was lucky enough to sing at the cathedral. we had a lovely welcome at the front door and were than surprised to find there was no fixed charge and left... Read full review
- ceg51Naples, FLTrip Type:Friends getawayWorth an hourFriday, 22nd September 2017Wonderful place to spend an hour learning the history and seeing what an enormous building this is. We went to Evansong for 25 minutes and enjoyed the choir. Read full review
|2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
* Open daily 1000-1700, Monday to Saturday (last admission 1600), 1230-1700 Sunday (last admission 1600).