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.
- Certificate of Excellence 2018
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good1102
- christineeskilds2018Lanchester, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyDurham cathedralTuesday, 19th February 2019Amazing Cathedral and the link to Harry Potter makes it magical for the children especially the secret door. Nice cafe and gift shop. Light a candle while you are there and gaze at the stained glass... Read full review
- Claire AMiddlesbrough, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyBreathtaking!!!Tuesday, 19th February 2019Beautiful Durham Cathedral. The Evensong service made us cry it was so wonderful it was overwhelming! The voices of angels, outstanding choir. A must visit! Read full review
- johntE1965HYDurham CathedralThursday, 21st February 2019If you like magnificent buildings and remarkable architecture then Durham Cathedral will impress. Admission is FREE but there are tours etc for which a fee is charged. The cafe is great both in its... Read full review
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|2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|
* Open daily 1000-1700, Monday to Saturday (last admission 1600), 1230-1700 Sunday (last admission 1600).