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:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good42
- GlobetrottingVikingThatcham, United KingdomMore than a LibraryWednesday, 18th September 2019This is more than a library. There are exhibitions on nature and history in several inter-connected halls. Some steps to negotiate. With free entrance there is every reason to visit. Read full review
- 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
|Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||09:00||- 17:00|