**Durham Cathedral Museum will reopen to visitors in June 2021**
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 Good1226
- blairdtours467visit with the saints.Thursday, 17th June 2021yes late in making review, have time now as no travelling allowed so April 2018. sitting with Saint Bede at his tomb, learning of all the vandalizing of the cathedrals and tombs during the time of... Read full review
- MeAndonisChania Prefecture, GreeceSpent several hours visiting Durham Cathedral.Sunday, 20th June 2021Spent several hours visiting Durham Cathedral. Having been to Durham a previously this was my first time inside the Cathedral it was a superb experience .Do hope to be able to visit again. Read full review
- Bubbles73ukWeedon Bec, United KingdomA magnificent cathedralWednesday, 23rd June 2021Fascinating, narrow, medieval streets lead up the hill onto the splendour of Palace Green (currently covered by a Covid testing centre) and the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site of the... 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).