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

    Palace Green Library - Living on the Hills: 10,000 Years of Durham

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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

    Norman Cornish - Coming Home: Spennymoor Town Hall

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    Type:

    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

    Norman Cornish - A Slice of Life: Mining Art Gallery

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    Type:

    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 2019to5 Jan 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00

    Indicative Availability

    Book Norman Cornish - A Slice of Life: Mining Art Gallery Online (opens in a new window)

  4. Add Locomotion: First 15 Years to your Itinerary

    Locomotion: First 15 Years

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    Type:

    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

    The Auckland Project - Past & Future Tours

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    Type:

    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

    Exhibition: Wild - A Celebration of the Natural History of the British Isles

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    Type:

    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

    Lego®: Building The Bowes Museum

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    Type:

    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 2019to23 Feb 2020
  8. Add The Vikings in Northumbria: Durham Cathedral to your Itinerary

    The Vikings in Northumbria: Durham Cathedral

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    Type:

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

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

    Museum of Archaeology - Prehistoric Pioneers

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    Type:

    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
  10. Add Great North Festival of Agriculture at Beamish Museum to your Itinerary

    Great North Festival of Agriculture at Beamish Museum

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    Type:

    Festival

    Beamish

    The Great North Festival of Agriculture is a month-long celebration of the region’s rural heritage. Featuring everything from vehicles and vegetables to harvest celebrations and heritage skills, there’s plenty of fun to be had for all the family.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Aug 2019to22 Sept 2019
  11. Add Agricultural Show at Beamish Museum to your Itinerary

    Agricultural Show at Beamish Museum

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    Type:

    Agricultural Show

    Beamish

    From Thursday, 12th to Sunday, 15th September, we are hosting the annual Agricultural Show, recreating a typical country show from the early 1900s.

    Dates

    From:
    12 Sept 2019to15 Sept 2019
  12. Add Binchester Roman Fort: Bishop Auckland History and Heritage Festival 2019 to your Itinerary

    Binchester Roman Fort: Bishop Auckland History and Heritage Festival 2019

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    Type:

    Local Events

    BISHOP AUCKLAND

    Visitors can see the remains of the commanding officer’s house and two impressive bath buildings. Guided Tours 11.00 am & 14:00. 
    Booking: Free entry - no booking required. 

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2019to15 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30
  13. Add Heritage Open Days 2019 - Durham Market Hall to your Itinerary

    Heritage Open Days 2019 - Durham Market Hall

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    Type:

    Heritage

    Durham

    Discover the fascinating history of markets in Durham City since the 1000’s culminating in the construction of the Victorian Market Hall in 1851.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2019to18 Sept 2019Various Opening Times
  14. Heritage Open Days 2019

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    Type:

    Heritage

    Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2019to22 Sept 2019
  15. Bishop Auckland History and Heritage Festival 2019

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    Type:

    Local Events

    Bishop Auckland History and Heritage Festival runs from 13th to 28th September. We hope this will become an annual event over the next three years of the Heritage Action Zone Programme.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2019to28 Sept 2019
  16. Add Heritage Open Days 2019 - Oriental Museum to your Itinerary

    Heritage Open Days 2019 - Oriental Museum

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    Type:

    Heritage

    South Road, Durham

    Free entry throughout the Heritage Open Days - Friday 13 to Sunday 22 September.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2019to22 Sept 2019Various Opening Times
  17. Add Heritage Open Days 2019: St Cuthberts Catholic Church to your Itinerary

    Heritage Open Days 2019: St Cuthberts Catholic Church

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    Type:

    Heritage Open Days

    Durham City

    Visit this simple, peaceful and charming church and view the stunning window by the world-famous stained glass artist Harry Clarke and also a reading lectern and processional cross by renowned local sculptor Fenwick Lawson.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2019to15 Sept 2019Various Opening Times
  18. Add Heritage Open Days 2019: Self-Led Children's Trail to your Itinerary

    Heritage Open Days 2019: Self-Led Children's Trail

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    Type:

    Family Fun

    STOCKTON-ON-TEES

    Come along during Heritage Open Days to pick up our special Georgian themed children's trail from the Gift Shop. Suitable for those of primary school age, the trail is free of charge and includes a themed sticker on completion. 10:00 - 16:00

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2019to22 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  19. Add Heritage Open Days 2019: Wharton Park Self-Led Site Tour to your Itinerary

    Heritage Open Days 2019: Wharton Park Self-Led Site Tour

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    Type:

    Heritage Open Days

    Durham City

    Join us this Heritage Open Days to pick up a printed guide to use on your self-led visit around the park. Wharton Park first opened in 1857 and has a very rich history. Pick up this printed guide to learn the many stories of its past!

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2019to22 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
  20. Add Heritage Open Days 2019:  RC Church of Our Lady of Mercy & St Godric to your Itinerary

    Heritage Open Days 2019: RC Church of Our Lady of Mercy & St Godric

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage Open Days

    Durham City

    An oasis of peace in the bustle of the city, the Church of Our Lady of Mercy and St. Godric, built in 1864 stands proudly at the top of Castle Chare bank. Lovingly restored after the fire of 1985.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sept 2019to22 Sept 2019Open 11:00 - 17:00