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this is what's onOur packed year-round events calendar means there's bound to be something for you to enjoy, whenever you choose to visit.

Open Treasure - Magna Carta and the Forest Charters

Open Treasure - Magna Carta and the Forest Charters

Openings

Magna Carta and the Forest Charters

19th June 2017-9th September 2017
Open Treasure - Beasts

Open Treasure - Beasts

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Beasts

20th February 2017-10th June 2017
Heritage Coast Festival: Reach for the Beach

Heritage Coast Festival: Reach for the Beach

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2017

27th May 2017-4th June 2017

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  • Iconic Silver Swan returns to The Bowes Museum

    Silver Swan at The Bowes Museum

    The iconic Silver Swan musical automaton has returned to The Bowes Museum and will be on show at the weekend, when a portrait of its inventor, John Joseph Merlin, will be unveiled to the public.

  • 7 reasons to choose Durham this Easter

    7 reasons to choose Durham this Easter

    According to Visit Britain, an estimated 6.6 million Brits are planning an overnight break somewhere in the UK this Easter weekend. Here are seven reasons to choose Durham.

  • Iconic Silver Swan returns to The Bowes Museum

    Silver Swan at The Bowes Museum

    The iconic Silver Swan musical automaton has returned to The Bowes Museum and will be on show at the weekend, when a portrait of its inventor, John Joseph Merlin, will be unveiled to the public.

  • 7 reasons to choose Durham this Easter

    7 reasons to choose Durham this Easter

    According to Visit Britain, an estimated 6.6 million Brits are planning an overnight break somewhere in the UK this Easter weekend. Here are seven reasons to choose Durham.

  • Food Festival returns to Bishop Auckland

    BAFF, Bishop Auckland Food Festival

    Food lovers and families are in for a treat this spring as Bishop Auckland gets ready to host its fabulous food festival once again, on the weekend of 1-2 April.

  • 7 reasons to choose Durham this Easter

    7 reasons to choose Durham this Easter

    According to Visit Britain, an estimated 6.6 million Brits are planning an overnight break somewhere in the UK this Easter weekend. Here are seven reasons to choose Durham.

  • Two restaurants make top 100 list

    Two restaurants make top 100 list

    Two of the county's finest eateries have made the Sunday Times' Top 100 list - an annual guide to the top restaurants in the UK.

  • 17 reasons to visit Durham in 2017

    17 reasons to visit Durham in 2017

    With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we take a look at what's happening next year across the county, hilighting why you should choose Durham as the destination for your next short break.
     

  • 7 reasons to choose Durham this Easter

    7 reasons to choose Durham this Easter

    According to Visit Britain, an estimated 6.6 million Brits are planning an overnight break somewhere in the UK this Easter weekend. Here are seven reasons to choose Durham.

  • 5 of Durham's most romantic hotels

    Five Romantic Hotels in Durham

    With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we preview five of the county's most romantic hotels from city to countryside and coast, just in time for you to book your next getaway.

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