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:
- Travelers Choice 2021
- Very Good1245
- 293neilkLiverpool, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayStunningThursday, 23rd September 2021Durham Cathedral aka The Cathedral Church Of Christ ,Blessed Mary The Virgin And St Cuthbert Of Durham is without a shadow of a doubt the most stunning building in Durham and home of the shrine of St... Read full review
- Diana SLondon, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelAmazing ancient cathedralSunday, 26th September 2021Durham cathedral started being built in 1093 on the site of an earlier church. It’s an impressive building in an impressive location. Shrine to St Cuthbert. Located in a loop of the River Wear on a... Read full review
- jandsbmGreat mix of history and artSunday, 26th September 2021Visited on a Sunday morning, & Felt very welcome as a visitor to take part in the service & then afterwards just wander round 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).