Lumiere 2019

As #Durham19, the county's Year of Culture, draws to a close, Lumiere - the crown jewel in has been an incredible year of events, festivals and openings, will transform Durham City in to a glittering outdoor gallery from November 14 - 17.

This special anniversary edition of Lumiere will feature festival favourites such as Mysticète - the mesmerising 3D Baleen whale projection, alongside exciting new commissions and community projects.

Lumiere App

Download the new Lumiere app before you visit and let it guide you through the nocturnal art trail. Packed with ideas on what else to see and do, places to eat and special offers, the app will help you make the most of your visit to the UK’s largest light festival.

Stay a Little Longer

Make Lumiere part of a magical winter break in Durham. Whether you’re a culture vulture or looking for some family fun, our itineraries will give you all the inspiration you need to plan your perfect visit.

Lumiere Tickets

As always, Lumiere is completely free to visit. A ticketing system will be in place to access the central peninsula area of Durham City during the peak hours of 4.30pm - 7.30pm. Two thirds of the artworks will be located outside the central area and can be visited without a ticket at any time between 4.30pm and 11pm. Tickets are available to collect in person from The Gala Theatre, Durham City.

Discover More of Durham

There's so much to see and do in Durham City and across the county - why not stay a little longer and experience more of this amazing county? From stylish spa hotels and friendly B&Bs, to cosy cottages and scenic campsites, you'll find the perfect place to stay. You'll also be spoilt for choice of where to explore during the day from award-winning attractions and exciting activities, to tempting places to eat and opportunities for some retail therapy. And for incredible scenery, head to the Durham Dales or Durham Heritage Coast and explore on two feet or two wheels for views that will take your breath away.

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