Durham Town Hall - temporarily closed
Tel: +44 03000 267955
**Work is set to be carried out at a historic Durham City building to preserve its heritage for centuries to come. Durham Town Hall has been central to the city from as far back as the 14th century and is a popular site to learn about County Durham’s heritage.
The building has attracted almost 16,000 visitors since Durham County Council opened it to the public in November 2018, with people stopping by each Saturday to learn about the Prince Bishops who ruled the county from the 11th Century, the evolution of local government, or how the town hall developed from the first timber structure of 1356 to the complex building it is today. However, under coronavirus restrictions, Durham Town Hall has been closed to the public since 5 November.
This closure is to be extended through spring 2021 to allow the council to carry out a wide range of external and internal repairs, maintenance, conservation and restoration to preserve the building and the artefacts within.**
The Town Hall has been central to life in Durham city for more than 650 years. A recent makeover complete with new interpretation, interactive information points, short films and audio guides all combine to bring this stunning building, and the amazing stories within it, to life. Come along to experience this extraordinary part of Durham’s unique heritage.
Situated centrally within Durham city, the Town Hall is an ideal venue for hosting large and small events, please contact the venue directly for hire package details.
Limited access to parts of the building for wheelchair users.
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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