Durham Cathedral Museum is an award-winning museum which guides visitors through some of Durham Cathedral’s most spectacular spaces, including the fourteenth-century Monks’ Dormitory and the monastic Great Kitchen. Suitable for all ages, discover 2000 years of history and explore some of the best-preserved medieval monastic buildings in the UK as the story of Durham Cathedral and its incredible collections is revealed.
The journey begins in the magnificent Monks’ Dormitory, which boasts one of the best-preserved medieval oak-beamed ceilings in the UK, with a series of interactive exhibitions and activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Discover the fascinating and often turbulent history of Christianity in North East England, from the life of St Cuthbert to the Reformation.
The Durham Cathedral Museum experience continues in the new state-of-the-art Collections Gallery, which houses curious treasures from the cathedral’s collections and loaned objects from other institutions as part of an ever-changing exhibition programme.
Continue to the Great Kitchen, one of only two surviving medieval monastic kitchens in the UK. This spectacular space houses the Treasures of St Cuthbert, including his pectoral cross, ivory comb, coffin and portable altar.
The Pilgrim’s Gallery gives visitors the opportunity to leave their own mark on history, before exiting via the Covey and returning to the medieval Cloister at the heart of the Cathedral’s medieval precinct.
By opening up public access to the Cathedral’s collections and most spectacular architectural spaces, The Durham Cathedral Museum inspires visitors of all ages to see Durham Cathedral in a new light.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults||£12.50 per ticket type|
|Children (5-16)||£4.50 per ticket type|
|Family||£27.50 per ticket type|
Children under 5 free.
50% discount for National Art Pass and English Heritage members.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good1236
- Mary EAldridgeBoth inspiring and interestingTuesday, 27th July 2021Visited at lunchtime on a. Sunday, no services going on at the time, staff helpful and friendly. Historical information ( eg. at St Cuthbert's tomb - well presented on noticeboards that were not... Read full review
- Mick WSheffield, United KingdomHistoric!Tuesday, 27th July 2021Smell the history as you visit this historic site, see St Cuthberts resting place and some beautiful stained glass. The cake in the cafe was also worth investing in! Read full review
- ian aBaston, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesA rather moving spiritual experience, which says a lot coming from a confirmed atheistFriday, 30th July 2021For me to give a Cathedral 4* is fairly exceptional as I generally leave them irritated by their pomposity and/or the self promotion of their Victorian benefactors and tributes to English militarism... Read full review
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|Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* Open daily 1000-1700, Monday to Saturday (last admission 1600), 12:30-17:00 Sunday (last admission 1600).