The Auckland Project

Market Place
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7NR

Tel: +44 01388 743750

Add The Auckland Project to your Itinerary

Exterior view of Auckland Castle

Opening Times

2024 (21 Feb 2024 - 24 Dec 2024)




  • Access Statement - Please see below


  • Groups: Refreshments Catered For - Catering facilities on-site at Auckland Castle and The Spanish Gallery

Travel & Trade

  • Free/Discounted Entry for Coach Driver - For pre-booked groups only
  • Free/Discounted Entry for Tour Guide
  • Groups: Discounts Available - On admission tickets for groups of 10 or more

Access Information


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  • Visit EnglandVAQAS VAQAS 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Silver North East England Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Silver 2015

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Parking available at North Bondgate - DL14 7PG


Restaurant table with a vase of white flowersPark Head Hotel, Bishop AucklandA warm welcome awaits all guests at the Park Head Hotel. Recently extensively refurbished, both the bedrooms and the public areas guarantee you will be suitably impressed as we strive to offer impeccable service in wonderful surroundings.  

Mining Art Gallery - The Auckland Project, Bishop AucklandWith three permanent rooms and one temporary exhibition space on the ground floor, the gallery explores working life in the coal mines through original artefacts and artworks by prominent mining artists such as Tom McGuinness and Norman Cornish.

auckland tower bishop auckland county durham attraction auckland project Auckland Tower - The Auckland Project, Bishop AucklandAuckland Tower is the starting point for visits to The Auckland Project. Here, you can find all the information you need to explore. Scale the Tower to the 15m-high viewing platform, offering unsurpassed views across Auckland Park, Bishop Auckland town and the rural landscape beyond.

Exterior view of Auckland CastleAuckland Castle and Gardens - The Auckland Project, Bishop AucklandAuckland Castle - the 900-year-old former home of the Prince Bishops of Durham and one of the best-preserved medieval bishops’ palaces in Europe