DLI Collection at Palace Green Library

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Palace Green Library
Palace Green
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3RN

Tel: +44 0191 334 2932

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Palace Green Library: DLI Collection Gallery

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free Admission to DLI GalleryFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    49
  • Very Good
    32
  • Average
    6
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • helstravels
    middlesbrough
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Walked in and walked out
    2 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd June 2018
    Not the easiest of places to see and navigate. There is a map which is difficult to follow. Some exhibitions are free others you have to pay and we could not work out which was where or where the... Read full review
  • algernon204
    London
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Helpful staff; interesting displays
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th June 2018
    Helpful and enthusiastic staff who booked us on the tours which start at the Library. Permanent displays in rooms dedicated to the Durham Light Infantry, and to Archeology. Special exhibition... Read full review
  • FondGrandad
    Falkirk
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Well worth a visit.
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 31st May 2018
    We went in to see an exhibition on 10,000 years of Durham. Well explained, well laid out and interesting objects. Free and well worth a look round. Other temporary exhibitions are open from time to... Read full review

Access Information

Opening Times

Gallery Opening (11 Mar 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday12:00 - 16:45
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:45

Map & Directions

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Saturday, 8th September 2018 - Sunday, 9th September 2018

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Saturday, 24th November 2018 - Sunday, 17th March 2019

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Monday, 20th August 2018 - Monday, 20th August 2018

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Monday, 10th September 2018 - Monday, 10th September 2018

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Friday, 20th July 2018 - Friday, 20th July 2018

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Monday, 30th July 2018 - Monday, 30th July 2018

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Tuesday, 7th August 2018 - Tuesday, 7th August 2018

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Tuesday, 21st August 2018 - Tuesday, 21st August 2018

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Tuesday, 28th August 2018 - Tuesday, 28th August 2018

Palace Green Library: Survivors: the remarkable story of the Dunbar prisoners who lived to tell the tale
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Saturday, 4th August 2018 - Sunday, 5th August 2018

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