Get hands on with history

Search Accommodation

Check Availability
Arrival Date:
Add Room
Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:

Search Things to Do

Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:

Search What's On

Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:
Dates

Search Food & Drink

Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:

Search Accommodation

Check Availability
Arrival Date:
Add Room
Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:

Search Things to Do

Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:

Search What's On

Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:
Dates

Search Food & Drink

Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:

Number of results:

Number of results: 49

, currently showing 1 to 20.

  1. Add Locomotion to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1072 reviews1072 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 2019to1 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    4 Nov 2019to31 Mar 2020Open 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
  2. Add Museum of Archaeology to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 37 reviews37 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 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  3. Add Binchester Roman Fort to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 99 reviews99 reviews

    Binchester Roman Fort

    Type

    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    Bishop Auckland

    Remains of Commandant's house and neighbouring bath-house containing one of the best preserved examples of a hypocaust (underfloor heating system) in the whole of Britain.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2019to31 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30
  4. Add Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Durham City

    Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre is small building of architectural beauty situated in Wheatley Hill cemetery. It houses a permanent exhibition of colliery village life.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  5. Add Durham Town Hall to your Itinerary

    Durham Town Hall

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Durham City

    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…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times

    Indicative Availability

    Book Durham Town Hall Online (opens in a new window)

  6. Add Killhope to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 258 reviews258 reviews

    Killhope

    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 2019to3 Nov 2019Open 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
  7. 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 2019to31 Oct 2019Various Opening Times
  8. Add The Auckland Project to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 338 reviews338 reviews

    The Auckland Project

    Type

    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    Bishop Auckland

    The Auckland Project is a visitor destination located in the market town of Bishop Auckland, home to the mighty Prince Bishops of Durham. Opening over the next two years, The Auckland Project will be a place that captures the imagination. Centred in…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019
  9. Add Ankers House and St Mary & St Cuthbert's Church to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 28 reviews28 reviews

    Ankers House and St Mary & St Cuthbert's Church

    Type

    Type:

    Church / Chapel

    Chester-le-Street

    The cathedral church and shrine of St Cuthbert from AD883 to 995 with attached anchorage containing displays on Roman, Saxon and medieval times.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019
  10. Add DLI Collection at Sevenhills to your Itinerary

    DLI Collection at Sevenhills

    Type

    Type:

    Military

    Spennymoor

    The Durham Light Infantry Collection has moved to Sevenhills at Spennymoor. Items from the collection are available to view preferably by prior appointment, there is also a dedicated research and study area. The DLI medal collection is available to…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  11. Add The Auckland Project - Auckland Tower to your Itinerary

    The Auckland Project - Auckland Tower

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Bishop Auckland

    Your visit to The Auckland Project begins at Auckland Tower, where you can find all the information you need to explore the castle, grounds and local area. Here you will buy entry tickets, collect guidebooks and maps, get directions, and learn about…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  12. Add Raby Castle to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 767 reviews767 reviews

    Raby Castle

    Type

    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    Staindrop

    Medieval Raby Castle, home of Lord Barnard's family since 1626, includes a 200 acre deer park, walled gardens, carriage collection, adventure playground, Stables Cafe and Shop.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019
    From:
    30 Sept 2019to1 Apr 2020
    From:
    2 Mar 2020to30 Sept 2020Open 10:00 - 10:00
    From:
    1 July 2020to31 Aug 2020Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2019VAQAS
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  13. Add Auckland Castle Deer House and Park to your Itinerary

    Auckland Castle Deer House and Park

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Bishop Auckland

    Auckland Castle commands a prominent position overlooking the River Wear, surrounded by formal gardens and 150 acres of idyllic parkland. The highlight is a Deer House built in 1760 in Gothic Revival style constructed as a folly to provide shelter.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2018to31 Dec 2019

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2019VAQAS
  14. Add Palace Green Library to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 115 reviews115 reviews

    Palace Green Library

    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 2019Open 09:00 - 17:00
  15. Add Durham Castle Tours to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1237 reviews1237 reviews

    Durham Castle Tours

    Type

    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    Durham City

    Durham Castle is part of the Durham City World Heritage Site. Entrance by guided tour only. Opening can vary - All enquiries re guided tours should be directed Palace Green Library. Telephone 0191 334 2932 or castle.tours@durham.ac.uk.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2019VAQAS

    Indicative Availability

    Book Durham Castle Tours Online (opens in a new window)

  16. Add Hardwick Park to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 428 reviews428 reviews

    Hardwick Park

    Type

    Type:

    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Sedgefield

    This VisitEngland accredited attraction is an 18th Century parkland featuring beautiful views, rich heritage, archaeological remains and ecological diversity - a remarkable place to visit. The park is open daily with events held throughout the year.…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Open 07:00 - 18:00

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2009
    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
  17. Add Durham Museum and Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 108 reviews108 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 2019to31 Dec 2019