Palace Green Library deliver a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions, and hosts outstanding special collections. Palace Green Library is also home to two galleries with free entry - explore 10,000 years of Durham's history in our ‘Living on the Hills’ exhibition, and learn about Durham’s military heritage at the DLI Collection Gallery.
Living on the Hills is a permanent exhibition by the Durham University Museum of Archaeology. Discover Durham’s past with objects from the Romans, the medieval Prince Bishops, artefacts recovered from the River Wear by underwater archaeologists, and more.
The DLI Collection Gallery presents an introduction to the history of the Durham Light Infantry, once described by Field-Marshal Montgomery as a 'magnificent regiment'.
Palace Green Library is also a venue for temporary exhibitions. Highlights for 2018 include Bodies of Evidence, telling the story of the Scottish soldiers found buried beneath Palace Green following the Battle of Dunbar in 1650.
Visitors are also welcome to use the archives and special collections for research. This includes over 70,000 books printed before 1850, over 100 Medieval manuscripts, and 100,000 photographs.
- Groups: Lunch Catered For - Dietary requirements catered for
Parking & Transport
- Coach Drop Off / Pick Up Point - Shuttle bus available
|Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 17:00|
* See website for details of full programme and opening times. Closed Easter Sunday, and reduced opening over Christmas and New Year.