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.
- Certificate of Excellence 2018
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good36
- awayadayEnglandTrip Type:CouplesNot a great cafeMonday, 26th November 2018Library and front desk staff are really friendly and helpful, and knowledgeable about current and planned exhibitions in the museum. It's a shame you can't say the same about the café staff. I... Read full review
- beckyb517Doncaster, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesInterestingMonday, 3rd December 2018Some interesting exhibitions here! Nice place to visit for a short time! Would recommend if visiting Durham. Read full review
- Karishma STrip Type:Friends getawayTerrible cafeWednesday, 13th March 2019Really nice library, but the woman working at the cafe was unfriendly and allowed me 5 minutes to eat an apple I had bought from her because she said the cafe was not a 'social space'. Absolutely... Read full review
|2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||09:00||- 17:00|