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  1. Add The Bowes Museum to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1350 reviews1350 reviews

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    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 2018to31 Dec 2018Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  2. Add East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 85 reviews85 reviews

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    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. The Centre welcomes visitors from the local community, the wider UK and many far flung corners of...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2018Various Opening Times
  3. Add World Heritage Site Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 77 reviews77 reviews

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    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:
    23 Sept 2018to31 Dec 2018Open 09:30 - 17:00
  4. Add Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 5451 reviews5451 reviews

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    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 2018to31 Dec 2018
  5. Add DLI Collection Research and Study Centre to your Itinerary

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    Type:

    Military

    Spennymoor

    Research and Study Centre housing DLI research library and over 10,000 objects, available to view by appointment .Volunteers on hand to assist with research.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2018Various Opening Times
  6. Add Durham Mining Museum to your Itinerary

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    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 2018to31 Dec 2018Various Opening Times
  7. Add The Witham to your Itinerary

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    Type:

    Arts Centre

    Barnard Castle

    The Witham is a vibrant arts centre with a gallery, shop, theatre and café.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2018
  8. Add Durham Town Hall to your Itinerary

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Durham City

    Heritage building and events venue

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2018Various Opening Times
  9. Add Ushaw to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 68 reviews68 reviews

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    Historic House / Palace

    Esh

    Ushaw is set in the beautiful Durham countryside and houses architectural gems by Augustus Pugin and his followers. This amazing venue offers conference facilities; weddings; exhibitions; events; and a gift shop, a wide range of food and beverages...

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  10. Add Raby Castle to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 490 reviews490 reviews

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    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, shop and tearoom.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2018to1 Oct 2018
    From:
    1 Apr 2018to1 Oct 2018

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  11. Add Durham Castle Tours to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 975 reviews975 reviews

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    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 2018to31 Dec 2018

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  12. Add Egglestone Abbey to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 179 reviews179 reviews

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    Abbey / Priory

    Barnard Castle

    Charming ruins of Premonstratensian Abbey and picnic area in a picturesque location on the River Tees.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017to31 Mar 2018Open 10:00 - 18:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  13. Add Durham University Oriental Museum to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 266 reviews266 reviews

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    Museum

    Durham City

    The only museum in northern England dedicated to the art and archaeology of North Africa and Asia from prehistory to the modern day. Explore collections from ancient Egypt, India, China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Jan 2018to21 Dec 2018Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • 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 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
    • 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
  14. Add Weardale Museum and High House Chapel to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 26 reviews26 reviews

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    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.

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  15. Add Palace Green Library: DLI Collection Gallery to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 92 reviews92 reviews

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    Museum

    Durham City

    Visitors to Durham's UNESCO World Heritage Site can discover the history of the Durham Light Infantry thanks to a new, free gallery.

    Dates

    From:
    11 Mar 2018to31 Dec 2018Various Opening Times
  16. Add Hardwick Park to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 354 reviews354 reviews

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Sedgefield

    Recently restored 18thC park with visitor centre/cafe. Open daily.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2018Open 07:00 - 18:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017Quality Assured Visitor Attraction