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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.

Bodies of Evidence

Bodies of Evidence: How science unearthed Durham's dark secret

Openings

2018

9th June 2018-7th October 2018
Brass band

Durham Brass Festival

Openings

2018

13th July 2018-22nd July 2018

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  • Who are the Scottish Soldiers?

    Bodies of Evidence, Palace Green Library

    This summer visitors can discover Durham’s dark secret at ‘Bodies of Evidence’ – the fascinating new exhibition at Palace Green Library. 

  • Celebrate Durham's Mining Heritage

    Celebrate Durham's Mining Heritage

    The Durham Miners' Gala returns this Saturday 14th July to Durham City but did you know as well as "The Big Meeting" there's lots of ways across the county to celebrate our proud mining heritage.   

  • The map that changed the world

    The map that changed the world

    Visitors to the North Pennines AONB are in for a treat, as Bowlees Visitor Centre exhibits the 'Father of English Geology' William Smith's original geological map of Britain. 

  • Top 7 highlights for Durham Brass Festival

    Brass Durham

    Durham’s loudest festival returns today with brilliant bands and outstanding musicians from across the globe descending on the county, for a ten day celebration of all things brass.
    Read on for seven highlights to look out for at this year's Durham Brass Festival (13-22 July)

  • Celebrate Durham's Mining Heritage

    Celebrate Durham's Mining Heritage

    The Durham Miners' Gala returns this Saturday 14th July to Durham City but did you know as well as "The Big Meeting" there's lots of ways across the county to celebrate our proud mining heritage.   

  • Royal Wedding Celebrations in Durham

    Royal Wedding Celebrations in Durham

    Can't make it to Windsor for the big day? 

    Don't worry there's lots of fabulous ways you can celebrate the Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan here in Durham. 

  • Seven reasons why you should stay at Seaham Hall this summer

    Seven reasons why you should stay at Seaham Hall this summer

    Seaham Hall is one of the top five star hotels in the country and there's many reasons why you should escape there for an indulgent getaway.

    Read our top seven reasons why Seaham Hall should be at the top of your hotel getaway bucket list.

  • Meet the people that make Durham shine

    Meet the people that make Durham shine

    As part of  English Tourism Week we are shining a light on some of the brilliant people behind Durham's unique tourism experiences, which make Durham a fantastic county to visit. 

  • Top 7 highlights for Durham Brass Festival

    Brass Durham

    Durham’s loudest festival returns today with brilliant bands and outstanding musicians from across the globe descending on the county, for a ten day celebration of all things brass.
    Read on for seven highlights to look out for at this year's Durham Brass Festival (13-22 July)

  • Celebrate Durham's Mining Heritage

    Celebrate Durham's Mining Heritage

    The Durham Miners' Gala returns this Saturday 14th July to Durham City but did you know as well as "The Big Meeting" there's lots of ways across the county to celebrate our proud mining heritage.   

  • Seven reasons why you should stay at Seaham Hall this summer

    Seven reasons why you should stay at Seaham Hall this summer

    Seaham Hall is one of the top five star hotels in the country and there's many reasons why you should escape there for an indulgent getaway.

    Read our top seven reasons why Seaham Hall should be at the top of your hotel getaway bucket list.

  • Iconic Durham locations for Lumiere 2017 revealed

    Lumiere Durham

    Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival, will return to Durham for the fifth time between 16 - 19 November 2017, and the first iconic locations to be featured in the spectacular have been revealed.

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