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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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    Type:

    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

    Type

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

    The Auckland Project: The Origins of British Landscape

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    Type:

    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

    Durham Cathedral: The Vikings in Northumbria

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

  10. 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
  11. Add Kynren - An Epic Tale of England to your Itinerary

    Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

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    Type:

    Performance

    Toronto, Bishop Auckland

    An experience unique to the UK and never available before 2016. Bringing 2000 years of history, myth and legend to life in a spectacular family entertainment for all ages! As dusk falls, you take your seat in anticipation in front of a vast stage.

    Dates

    From:
    29 June 2019to14 Sept 2019

    Indicative Availability

    Book Kynren - An Epic Tale of England Online (opens in a new window)

  12. Add Norman Cornish - The Portraits: The Gala Gallery to your Itinerary

    Norman Cornish - The Portraits: The Gala Gallery

    Type

    Type:

    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
  13. Add Festival of Archaeology: Binchester Roman Festival to your Itinerary

    Festival of Archaeology: Binchester Roman Festival

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage

    Bishop Auckland

    Some Festival events will be taking place on the  26 August.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Aug 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30
  14. Add Tanfield Railway - Teddy's Bear Picnic to your Itinerary

    Tanfield Railway - Teddy's Bear Picnic

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage

    Old Marley Hill, Tanfield

    Join our resident Station Master, Boris the Bear and bring your favourite Teddy to Tanfield this weekend! Kids travel FREE with a responsible Teddy Bear and take part in the `I spy the Bear` competition.

    Dates

    From:
    27 Aug 2019to28 Aug 2019
    From:
    31 Aug 2019
    From:
    1 Sept 2019
  15. Add Self-guided visits at Durham Castle to your Itinerary

    Self-guided visits at Durham Castle

    Type

    Type:

    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…

    Dates

    From:
    27 Aug 2019Open 11:15 - 16:00
    From:
    28 Aug 2019Open 11:15 - 16:00
    From:
    28 Aug 2019Open 11:15 - 16:00
  16. Add Guided Walks: Two railways and a Roman road to your Itinerary

    Guided Walks: Two railways and a Roman road

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    Type:

    Guided Walk

    B6302 towards Ushaw Moor, Ushaw Moor

    Two railways and a Roman road

    Dates

    From:
    28 Aug 2019
  17. Add Durham Cathedral: Viking Crafts Family Fun to your Itinerary

    Durham Cathedral: Viking Crafts Family Fun

    Type

    Type:

    Family Fun

    Durham City

    Learn more about Viking loom weaving and make your own woven creation to take home.  This activity takes place between 10am and 12 noon near the visitor desk inside the cathedral. 10:00 - 12:00

    Dates

    From:
    29 Aug 2019

    Indicative Availability

    Book Durham Cathedral: Viking Crafts Family Fun Online (opens in a new window)

  18. Add Beamish: Dig for Victory to your Itinerary

    Beamish: Dig for Victory

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage

    Beamish

    Now in its fifth year, Dig for Victory returns from Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1st September 2019.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Aug 2019to1 Sept 2019
  19. Add Beamish Museum - Great North Festival of Agriculture to your Itinerary

    Beamish Museum - Great North Festival of Agriculture

    Type

    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
  20. Add Simon Webb - The 'Little Count' Joseph Boruwaski to your Itinerary

    Simon Webb - The 'Little Count' Joseph Boruwaski

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage

    Durham

    Join author and historian Simon Webb as he details the incredible life of Durham celebrity, Polish nobleman, musician, high society entertainer and world-class flirt, Joseph Boruwlaski. Standing less than a metre high, the charismatic 'Little Count'…

    Dates

    From:
    31 Aug 2019Open 13:00 - 14:00