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  1. Add Palace Green Library - Living on the Hills: 10,000 Years of Durham to your Itinerary

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    Exhibition

    Durham City

    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:
    26 July 2014to26 July 2020Various Opening Times
  2. Add Norman Cornish - Coming Home: Spennymoor Town Hall to your Itinerary

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    Exhibition

    High Street, Spennymoor

    An amazing display of Norman Cornish work infused onto glass with back lighting. Also available within the Town Hall’s Bob Abley Art Gallery is the ‘Durham Miners Gala Exhibition’  by Cornish, complimented by a range of other top regional artists…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  3. Add Norman Cornish - A Slice of Life: Mining Art Gallery to your Itinerary

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    Exhibition

    Market Place, Bishop Auckland

    As part of a countywide celebration, the centenary of Cornish’s birth will be marked by a special exhibition. Co-curated by members of the local community. Residents from Spennymoor to explore Norman’s work & select their favourite paintings.

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2019to13 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  4. Add Locomotion: First 15 Years to your Itinerary

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    Family Fun

    Shildon

    It's our 15th birthday this year and we're marking the occasion with a bunch of events and activities to celebrate the past, present and future of our historic site. For updates see  https://www.locomotion.org.uk/ 

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2019to30 Sept 2019
  5. Add The Auckland Project - Past & Future Tours to your Itinerary

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    Heritage

    Market Place, Bishop Auckland

    Take a 45 minute guided tour of our historic Market Place and learn about the buildings, the people and the stories within it. From Romans to iconic retailers, our knowledgeable guides will lead you on a journey through the centuries. Meet 11:00

    Dates

    From:
    10 May 2019to14 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  6. Add Exhibition: Wild - A Celebration of the Natural History of the British Isles to your Itinerary

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    Exhibition

    Durham City

    From high peaks and valleys to meandering rivers and powerful seas – see how animals have adapted to live and thrive in the varied environments of the British Isles. Free entry.

    Dates

    From:
    18 May 2019to6 Oct 2019
  7. Add Lego®: Building The Bowes Museum to your Itinerary

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    Exhibition

    Barnard Castle

    Everyone of all ages, from children to the young at heart, can see our Museum in a new way – recreate our history and collections in LEGO®! Start with building some of the objects from our collection that tell the story of John and Joséphine.

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2019to13 Oct 2019
  8. Add The Auckland Project: The Origins of British Landscape to your Itinerary

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    Heritage

    Bishop Auckland

    The exhibition in the Bishop Trevor Gallery, a space which has never previously been open to the public. This exhibition explores the inception and development of the British landscape tradition in the 2nd half of the 18th century.

    Dates

    From:
    1 June 2019to8 Sept 2019Various Opening Times
  9. Add Durham Cathedral: The Vikings in Northumbria to your Itinerary

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    Exhibition

    Durham City

    This exhibition in Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral's award-winning museum experience, traces the history of Vikings in North East England. Telling of the devastating raids on Lindisfarne in 793 AD & how the Community of St Cuthbert searched for a…

    Dates

    From:
    11 June 2019to28 Sept 2019

    Indicative Availability

    Book Durham Cathedral: The Vikings in Northumbria Online (opens in a new window)

  10. Add Museum of Archaeology -  Prehistoric Pioneers to your Itinerary

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    Exhibition

    Durham City

    Explore life in ancient Britain, from warfare to rituals, and the way Bronze Age people buried weapons and treasure in hidden hoards. Curated by the Museum and Artefact studies MA students, this exhibition gives a face to prehistoric people.

    Dates

    From:
    14 June 2019to24 Nov 2019
  11. Add Norman Cornish - The Portraits: The Gala Gallery to your Itinerary

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    Exhibition

    Millennium Place, Durham City

    Portraiture was an important part of Norman Cornish's artistic practice.  This exhibition features self-portraits from throughout his career showing his stylistic development as well as insights into the man himself alongside informal images of his…

    Dates

    From:
    30 June 2019to1 Sept 2019Various Opening Times
  12. Add Locomotion: Free Scotsman-themed Family Activities to your Itinerary

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    Family Fun

    Shildon

    Join our Learning team for free Scotsman-themed family activities. Colour in the locomotive in a livery of your choice, then explore the museum to find hidden jigsaw pieces and fit them together—what will be revealed?

    Dates

    From:
    11 July 2019to1 Aug 2019
  13. Add Locomotion: Flying Scotsman to your Itinerary

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    Family Fun

    Shildon

    Taking a break from its busy touring schedule, Flying Scotsman will go on display both outdoors and inside our Collection Building. You'll have the chance to take steam rides along our railway line, following the same route as locomotives on the…

    Dates

    From:
    11 July 2019to1 Aug 2019
  14. Add Locomotion: Flying Scotsman Static Display Indoor to your Itinerary

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    Family Fun

    Shildon

    Taking a break from its busy touring schedule, Flying Scotsman will go on display both outdoors and inside our Collection Building. You'll have the chance to take steam rides along our railway line, following the same route as locomotives on the…

    Dates

    From:
    16 July 2019to25 July 2019
  15. Add Beamish Museum - Floral Design Experience to your Itinerary

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    Heritage

    STANLEY

    Come and join us for a unique historical floral design experience. Take a walk in The Pit Village and cut your own flowers whilst having a historical talk about the gardens.

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    21 July 2019
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    28 July 2019
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    4 Aug 2019
  16. Add Self-guided visits at Durham Castle to your Itinerary

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    Heritage

    Durham

    Self-Guided days are unique as you can discover Durham Castle for yourself without going on a guided tour. Our knowledgeable guides and volunteers will be throughout Durham Castle to answer your questions and share some of the stories and hidden…

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    31 July 2019Open 11:15 - 16:00
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    1 Aug 2019Open 11:15 - 16:00
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    14 Aug 2019Open 11:15 - 16:00
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    27 Aug 2019Open 11:15 - 16:00
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    28 Aug 2019Open 11:15 - 16:00
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    28 Aug 2019Open 11:15 - 16:00
  17. Add North Pennines AONB: Wild Wednesday: Campfire Cookery to your Itinerary

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    Heritage

    BARNARD CASTLE

    Cook delicious grub over a campfire. 

    Dates

    From:
    31 July 2019Open 10:30 - 15:30
  18. Add Guided Walk - Sir Walter Scott's Rokeby: a literary walk to your Itinerary

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    Guided Walk

    Barnard Castle

    Sir Walter Scott’s Rokeby: a literary walk

    Dates

    From:
    4 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 15:00
  19. Add Durham City Tours to your Itinerary

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    Heritage

    Durham city

    Would you like a historian’s insight into the City of Durham? Archivist and Historian David Butler leads regular walking tours of the city. These small group tours are free, and the ideal opportunity to discover the hidden secrets of Durham. …

    Dates

    From:
    8 Aug 2019Open 10:30 - 11:30
  20. Add Auckland Project: Printing Press Workshop to your Itinerary

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    Workshop

    Bishop Auckland

    Get inspired by the talents of mining artist, Tom McGuinness, as you experiment with your own prints created on Tom’s original printing press. Those with experience should attend the morning session while beginners are invited to have a go in the…

    Dates

    From:
    8 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 12:00
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    8 Aug 2019Open 13:30 - 15:30