Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral -Open Treasure is currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions
Tel: +44 (0) 191 386 4266
Open Treasure is a new world-class exhibition route which transforms public access to some of Durham Cathedral’s most spectacular spaces, including the fourteenth-century Monks’ Dormitory and the monastic Great Kitchen. Journey through some of the most remarkable medieval monastic buildings in the British Isles 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 Open Treasure experience continues in the new state-of-the-art Collections Gallery, which houses some of the Cathedral’s most spectacular treasures as part of a rolling exhibition programme, alongside loans from other institutions.
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 the Open Treasure experience 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, Open Treasure inspires visitors of all ages to see Durham Cathedral in a new light.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults||£7.50 per ticket type|
|Children (5-16)||£2.50 per ticket type|
|Concessions||£6.00 per ticket type|
Children under 5 free.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2020
- Very Good1205
- J0hn_H720London, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesStunning building, back when it fully reopensThursday, 30th July 2020First trip to Durham so the first place to visit. Durham is still very quiet with few visitors or students. This meant the experience of the cathedral slightly odd. Entry via the Galilee chapel and... Read full review
- katiemZ7961BQBedfordshire, United KingdomBeautiful Cathedral in the heart of the cityMonday, 3rd August 2020We visited in the first weekend of August and despite lockdown coronavirus measure we were able to see almost all of the cathedral. Great safety measure were in place and the number of guests at any... Read full review
- aindowrichardLiverpool, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyAmazing cathedralTuesday, 4th August 2020I had heard good things about Durham cathedral, but I’ve seen many others. I did not expect to be so impressed. It’s great. Very impressive. I didn’t get a tour but got to see the main area... Read full review
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|Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020)|
* Open daily 1000-1700, Monday to Saturday (last admission 1600), 12:30-17:00 Sunday (last admission 1600).