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 Good1178
- deryckwheeler2018Ramsgate, United KingdomAmazing Stained GlassMonday, 14th October 2019A visit to Durham Cathedral is really a must, whether you are religious or not. Perched high above the City, it is well worth the climb. Stunning modern Stained Glass is magnificent, as are the... Read full review
- Lindsey GEdinburgh, United KingdomDon't miss it!Monday, 14th October 2019Over 1000 years of history, stunning architecture. Free entry and the tours are almost hourly and well worth the £5, donations are also welcome. There are many volunteers who are easily... Read full review
- CruiseShip101Penticton, CanadaA visit to Durham CathedralTuesday, 15th October 2019The cathedral is an impressive structure so we were happy to pay a 10 BP donation for the two of us to enter (6 suggested). The stone cathedral is lovely and the stained glass worth a photo. Durham... 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).