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 Good35
- Eddie730Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayA happy, friendly caféSunday, 30th September 2018The café at Palace Green library is wonderful. Cheerful and helpful staff made our visit really nice. You don't have to visit the exhibition to use the café and there is a platform lift down to it... Read full review
- Rick_YvanovichHo Chi Minh City, VietnamTrip Type:Solo travelGreat exhibition - Bodies of EvidenceSunday, 30th September 2018Visited the Bodies of Evidence exhibition that runs 9 June - 7 October 2018 Incredibly interesting scientific exhibition of the unearthing of the Dunbar soldiers Read full review
- janwhitmarshGreater London, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyNice books !Monday, 5th November 2018Some very ancinet books here ... so impressed with the level of historical eviednece... copy of the Mangna Carta for one was on display the weekend we were there ! Read full review
|2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||09:00||- 17:00|