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.
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- Very Good45
- eliatkinsonManchester, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesFriendly and helpful staffFriday, 7th January 2022We didn’t actually go in to the library properly but popped in to see if there was a city guide leaflet in there as we had just arrived and were planning our day. One of the ladies working on the... Read full review
- PauloCasTigerWhitby, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesHistory lessonFriday, 13th May 2022A lovely little museum tracing the history of durham from start to present day with the addition of the Durham light infantry history Read full review
- AnneSmith123MerseysideTrip Type:FamilyMust seeFriday, 26th August 2022We went here after visiting the Cathedral, staff were very friendly and helpful. Lovely place to visit with so much history. Read full review
|2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||09:00||- 17:00|
* Check website for Christmas and New Year opening times.