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 Good33
- J_JarndyceDurham, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyExhibition at Palace Green libraryThursday, 23rd August 2018We were directed to the Scottish soldiers exhibition by one of the days out for families websites. It was well put together but clearly not aimed at small children (we had three) and with six of us... Read full review
- bdon257Morpeth, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesChanging displaysSunday, 5th August 2018Two of us visited this Museum for the first time. It is small but the displays are themed and are very interesting. The DLI room is very moving. The exhibits showing the history of the area is well... Read full review
- helstravelsmiddlesbroughTrip Type:CouplesWalked in and walked outSaturday, 23rd June 2018Not the easiest of places to see and navigate. There is a map which is difficult to follow. Some exhibitions are free others you have to pay and we could not work out which was where or where the... Read full review
|2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||09:00||- 17:00|