**To ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and visitors, Palace Green Library will remain closed to walk-in visitors until early 2021. The Special Collections may be accessed by appointment only. You can also explore our collections online. We'll be using the closed period to carry out improvements**
Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's outstanding special collections and is home to two free galleries that help tell the story of Durham.
Living on the Hills is a permanent exhibition that uses archaeological objects to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham's history and the DLI Collection Gallery acts as an introduction to anyone interested in the history of the Durham Light Infantry, once described by Field-Marshal Montgomery as a 'magnificent regiment'.
Visitors are also welcome to use the archives and special collections for research. This includes over 70,000 books printed before 1850 including 300 incunables, over 100 Medieval manuscripts, over 30,000 maps and prints and 100,000 photographs.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good43
- 688alwynhThornbury, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayVisit to view medals.Tuesday, 14th January 2020To be honest we did not visit because it was the library but because it is home to the Durham Light Infantry Medals collection. My wife’s grandfather had served in the DLI and received the... Read full review
- Andrea MStockton-on-Tees, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelNorman Cornish exhibitionThursday, 23rd January 2020Visited this today. £2 admission fee. Was quite small exhibition but some lovely pieces of art on show both in cabinets and framed. The sound was not working on the video at the time of my visit but... Read full review
- Michael NCheadle Hulme, United KingdomDLI displaySunday, 2nd February 2020As library used to collect our tickets for the Castle Tour took the opportunity to look at the DLI display in a room upstairs. Display is in quite a small room and does not do justice to the regiment... Read full review
|Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||09:00||- 17:00|