Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral
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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 2019
- Very Good1199
- KuffyStaveley, United KingdomCathedral Charm across the CenturiesTuesday, 18th February 2020We had a wonderful visit. The building itself just takes your breath away but then the layers are peeled away like an onion and the story unfolds. A story of a city, a story of faith, a story... Read full review
- Woody065Nuneaton, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesTicket to rideWednesday, 19th February 2020Including this on our tour of the North East was a no brainier. Although the middle tower was closed the rest of the cathedral was magnificent - wonderful stained glass windows and of course St... Read full review
- SouthCoastRichieSeaford, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilySo impressiveWednesday, 19th February 2020Difficult not to be awed by this place. Good use of quality materials and imagination in making the Cathedral accessible and shown off to its best. 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).