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 Good1191
- chipadvisor93a very special placeTuesday, 10th December 2019i have visited this Cathedral every year of my life and never cease to be amazed by it's wonder and the secrets it throws out overtime... a magical place with many tales to tell across the centuries Read full review
- Rettrav2015Essex, United KingdomChristmas visit to DurhamThursday, 12th December 2019Very interesting Cathedral to visit . Unlike other large Cathedrals there is no compulsory admission charge only a request for voluntary donations. We were lucky in that we were able to attend a... Read full review
- margaretpatMarple, United KingdomDurham CathedralSunday, 15th December 2019Beautiful building inside and out. Just up a steep hill from the town centre but there is a local bus 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).