Museum of Archaeology

Palace Green Library
Palace Green
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 334 2932

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    Recent Reviews:

    • krhoda
      Hiram, Maine
      Trip Type:
      Loved it!
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th February 2018
      We very much enjoyed their permanent exhibit "Living on the Hills - 10,000 years of Durham". A school group came in while we were there, and we enjoyed seeing what a child-friendly space it is. Read full review
    • sheepygold
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Relocated and much more modern
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 25th March 2018
      Until recently this museum was located in a mill on the river. Now it is centrally located so is far more accessible. It is small and well laid out covering Durham from prehistoric days to modernity... Read full review
    • Anthony445
      Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lookng Back
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 14th August 2018
      They have recently unearthed bodies f Scottish Solders under the earth where they were to build the new Café. An extensive collection of evidence has been unearthed of Durham's dark secret. The... Read full review

    Access Information

    Opening Times

    Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
    Monday12:00 - 16:45
    Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:45
    Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:45
    2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
    Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    There is no direct vehicle access to Palace Green Library. Durham City is served by three Park and Ride sites on the key routes into the city. These are situated at Belmont, Sniperley and Howlands. A direct bus service runs every 10 minutes to the city centre from each site.

    Public Transport Directions

    Walk: Palace Green Library is a five minute walk from Durham Market Place in the city centre. From the Market Place, turn on to Saddler Street and follow the road upwards. Turn onto Owengate, which is the first street on your right. Owengate leads onto Palace Green, the Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site. Palace Green Library is on the far side of Palace Green. Follow the pathway around the green, past the entrance to Durham Castle. Palace Green Library is the building adjacent to Durham Castle on the left.

    Trains to Palace Green Library: The nearest train station to Palace Green Library is Durham, which is well served by trains from most major centres in the country. The walk from the train station is about 15-20 minutes. Buses and taxis are also available from the train station.

    The Cathedral bus service runs to Palace Green, which departs from the train station at 10, 30 and 50 minutes past the hour from 09:10 – 17:10, Monday to Saturday. For more information and timetables, visit the Durham Cathedral Bus website.

    Travelling to Durham city centre by bus: Durham Bus Station on North Road offers bus services as far afield as Newcastle, South Shields, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Stanhope, Consett and the Gateshead MetroCentre shopping complex. Walking from Durham Bus StationDurham Bus Station is a 15 minute walk from Palace Green Library. Exit the bus station onto North Road. Turn left and follow North Road down, continuing on to Framwellgate Bridge. Turn left onto Silver Street and follow the road upwards to Durham Market Place. Directions from the Market Place are given above.

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