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Palace Green Library: DLI Collection Gallery

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Palace Green Library
Palace Green
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3RN

Tel: +44 0191 334 2932

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Palace Green Library: DLI Collection Gallery

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free Admission to DLI GalleryFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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  • VAQAS VB Attraction
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TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    49
  • Very Good
    32
  • Average
    6
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • algernon204
    London
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Helpful staff; interesting displays
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th June 2018
    Helpful and enthusiastic staff who booked us on the tours which start at the Library. Permanent displays in rooms dedicated to the Durham Light Infantry, and to Archeology. Special exhibition... Read full review
  • FondGrandad
    Falkirk
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Well worth a visit.
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 31st May 2018
    We went in to see an exhibition on 10,000 years of Durham. Well explained, well laid out and interesting objects. Free and well worth a look round. Other temporary exhibitions are open from time to... Read full review
  • Annette J
    United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    DLI Exhibition: Courage, Comrades, Community...
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
    The brilliance of this exhibition lies in its brevity. Thoughtfully curated, it conveys the very essence of all that lies at the heart of the DLI and its lasting legacy in our region. Take your time... Read full review

Access Information

Opening Times

Gallery Opening (11 Mar 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday12:00 - 16:45
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:45

Map & Directions

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