Durham University’s historic libraries and archives are made up of over 700 individual collections from huge historic libraries to tiny personal collections of manuscripts, photographs or diaries. Over almost two centuries since Durham University was founded, our library and archive collections have been growing and evolving with new books, manuscripts and archives being added every year.
The story of how many of these collections were created, and then found their way to the University, is often as interesting as the material contained within them.
Follow the stories of Bishop Cosin, the Sharp family of Bamburgh, Martin Routh, and the Department of Palaeography and Diplomatic, as we discover how these amazing collections were born and survived the centuries.
- Regional and Miscellaneous Northern Saints Trails Passport 2021
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- COLIN FChesterfield, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayLovely LocationFriday, 26th May 2023Stopped off here on a longish walk. Nice after the climb out of the town centre. Lovely historical area with plenty of benches for aging Walkers ! To be recommended ! Read full review
- DavidUK2010York, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelInteresting spotMonday, 10th July 2023Very close to the Cathedral and Durham Castle. Friendly staff and its free to enter. You pick up your tickets for the castle here. There are some interesting exhibits here for you to look at then... Read full review
- AlbaboyzEdinburgh, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayWater is the first principle of everything. (Thales)Tuesday, 1st August 2023Aristotle once said “educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”…… words which reception staff in the Palace Green Library should reflect on. We have been planning a visit... Read full review
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