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  1. Add The Bowes Museum - SEE OPENING UPDATES BELOW to your Itinerary

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    The Bowes Museum - SEE OPENING UPDATES BELOW

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Barnard Castle

    An iconic building and Museum set in the vibrant market town of Barnard Castle in the midst of Teesdale, housing outstanding collections of European fine and decorative art.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2019VAQAS
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  2. Add Beamish - The Living Museum of the North - To re-open 23rd July to your Itinerary

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    Beamish - The Living Museum of the North - To re-open 23rd July

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Beamish

    Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside.

    Dates

    From:
    24 July 2020to31 Dec 2020Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2019VAQAS
    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2016North East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold
    • Visit England Visit England Award for Excellence Bronze 2016Visit England Award for Excellence Bronze
    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East Tourism Awards Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2017 2018North East Tourism Awards Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2017

    Indicative Availability

    Book Beamish - The Living Museum of the North - To re-open 23rd July Online (opens in a new window)

  3. Add Weardale Museum and High House Chapel to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 32 reviews32 reviews

    Weardale Museum and High House Chapel

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Ireshopeburn

    Small but fascinating volunteer run folk museum with an amazing collection including the beautiful Weardale Tapestry and the historic and High House Chapel. New display commemorating the lives of Weardale Soldiers who fought in the Great War.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2020
  4. Add World Heritage Site Visitor Centre - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 122 reviews122 reviews

    World Heritage Site Visitor Centre - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Durham City

    A free visitor centre providing an introduction to Durham World Heritage Site and what there is to see and do in and around the site. Ideal for families.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Feb 2019to31 Dec 2020Open 09:30 - 17:00
  5. Add Museum of Archaeology to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 38 reviews38 reviews

    Museum of Archaeology

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Durham City

    Living on the Hills - 10,000 years of Durham. 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:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  6. Add Durham University Oriental Museum - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 342 reviews342 reviews

    Durham University Oriental Museum - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Durham City

    Explore Ancient Egypt and Western Asia, the Himalayas, China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia all in one museum.  The Oriental Museum is devoted to the art and archaeology of the great cultures of North Africa and Asia.

    Dates

    From:
    2 Jan 2020to23 Dec 2020Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2019VAQAS
    • Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2015Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold
    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Highly Commended 2015North East England Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Highly Commended
    • Regional and Miscellaneous Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  7. Add Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 6699 reviews6699 reviews

    Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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    Type:

    Cathedral / Minister

    Durham City

    Open Treasure is a new world-class exhibition route which transforms public access to some of Durham Cathedral’s most spectacular spaces, including the fourteenth-century Monks’ Dormitory and the monastic Great Kitchen.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2020
  8. Add Durham Mining Museum to your Itinerary

    Durham Mining Museum

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Spennymoor

    Spennymoor Town Hall has it’s dedicated memorial to the works and lives lost during the mining period across County Durham. Events cover mining in the Northern part of England i.e. County Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland and the…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020Various Opening Times
  9. Add 1950's Welfare Hall at Beamish - Beamish Museum to re-open 23 July to your Itinerary

    1950's Welfare Hall at Beamish - Beamish Museum to re-open 23 July

    Type

    Type:

    Sub-Attraction

    Beamish

    Additional safety and hygiene measures will be in place across the 350-acre museum site, with exhibits opening based on COVID-19 safety guidance. Entry will be by pre-booked time slot for all visitors. Further details about the reopening and booking…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2019VAQAS
  10. Add Palace Green Library - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 119 reviews119 reviews

    Palace Green Library - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Durham

    Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections. Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2020Open 09:00 - 17:00
  11. Add Durham Museum and Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 110 reviews110 reviews

    Durham Museum and Heritage Centre

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Durham City

    Local history museum housed in historic church near cathedral. Tells the story of Durham from 10thC to present day using displays, models and artefacts. Brass rubbing and shop.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
  12. Add DLI Collection at Palace Green Library - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 119 reviews119 reviews

    DLI Collection at Palace Green Library - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Durham City

    Explore the history of the Durham Light Infantry enjoying items from the collection with audio, displays and access to the medal collection on demand in the Barker Research Library.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2019VAQAS
  13. Add Locomotion to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1100 reviews1100 reviews

    Locomotion

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Shildon

    At Locomotion you can see highlights of the national collection of railway vehicles in the world’s first railway town.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2020to1 Nov 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    4 Nov 2020to31 Mar 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze 2014North East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze
    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
    • Regional and Miscellaneous Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  14. Add Killhope (Museum to remain closed) to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 258 reviews258 reviews

    Killhope (Museum to remain closed)

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Cowshill

    Refurbished in 2016, Killhope is a multi award winning Victorian lead mining museum offering a great day out for the family. Guided mine tours, working water wheel, original machinery, exhibitions, workshops, family events, performances, stunning…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2020to3 Nov 2020Open 10:30 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2019VAQAS
    • Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2017Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold
    • Visit England Code of Practice 2017
    • Visit England Visitengland Hidden Gem 2016Visitengland Hidden Gem
  15. Add Horden Colliery Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    Horden Colliery Heritage Centre

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Horden

    Heritage Centre with themed rooms. Mining Museum going back 100 years with 350 archives, photographs of Horden, lots of history, 1940s rooms.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2020to31 Oct 2020Various Opening Times
  16. Add East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 112 reviews112 reviews

    East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Seaham

    The East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre displays the historic lifeboat The George Elmy and gives and insight into the rich heritage of the area.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020Various Opening Times