Palace Green Library

Palace Green
Durham
County Durham
DH1 3RN

Tel: +44 0191 334 2932

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Palace Green Library

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  • Excellent
    49
  • Very Good
    32
  • Average
    6
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • helstravels
    middlesbrough
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Walked in and walked out
    2 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd June 2018
    Not 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
  • algernon204
    London
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Helpful staff; interesting displays
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th June 2018
    Helpful and enthusiastic staff who booked us on the tours which start at the Library. Permanent displays in rooms dedicated to the Durham Light Infantry, and to Archeology. Special exhibition... Read full review
  • FondGrandad
    Falkirk
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Well worth a visit.
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 31st May 2018
    We went in to see an exhibition on 10,000 years of Durham. Well explained, well laid out and interesting objects. Free and well worth a look round. Other temporary exhibitions are open from time to... Read full review

Access Information

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday09:00 - 17:00

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Saturday, 8th September 2018 - Sunday, 9th September 2018

Heritage Open Days - Palace Green Library, Museum of ArchaeologyFree entry to the permanent exhibition, Living on the Hills: 10,000 Years of Durham.  Normal opening hours apply.  No need to book, just turn up on the day. 
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Monday, 20th August 2018 - Monday, 20th August 2018

Palace Green Library: Evening Exhibition TourPalace Green Library: Evening Exhibition Tour with Richard AnnisRichard Annis, Senior Archaeologist, Archaeological Services, Durham University Members of the Bodies of Evidence academic and exhibitions project team will be offering the opportunity to explore the exhibition with them after-hours. They will provide a focused introduction and be available to...
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Monday, 10th September 2018 - Monday, 10th September 2018

Palace Green Library: Evening Exhibition TourPalace Green Library: Evening Exhibition Tour with Charlotte RobertsCharlotte Roberts, Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University Members of the Bodies of Evidence academic and exhibitions project team will be offering the opportunity to explore the exhibition with them after-hours. They will provide a focused introduction and be available to...
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Friday, 20th July 2018 - Friday, 20th July 2018

Palace Green Library: Folk music evening with The Brothers GillespiePalace Green Library: Folk music evening with The Brothers GillespieWith gorgeous sibling harmony and brilliant guitar and fiddle playing The Brothers Gillespie sing stirring, lyrical folk songs old and newly penned. For this performance the Brothers will include original music inspired by the journeys of the Scottish soldiers as they were marched from Dunbar to...
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Tuesday, 7th August 2018 - Tuesday, 7th August 2018

Palace Green Library: Face to Face with the Scottish soldiers - how skeleton science pieced together their storyPalace Green Library: Face to Face with the Scottish soldiers - how skeleton science pieced together their storyAnwen Caffell, Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University Andrew Millard, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University The excavation of two mass graves at Palace Green had recovered the remains of several people, but we didn’t know...
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Monday, 13th August 2018 - Monday, 13th August 2018

Palace Green Library: Reconstructing the face of a seventeenth century Scottish soldierPalace Green Library: Reconstructing the face of a seventeenth century Scottish soldierCaroline Wilkinson, Director of Face Lab, Liverpool John Moores University Face Lab specialises in the reconstruction of faces for archaeological and forensic purposes and worked with archaeologists at Durham University to reconstruct a ‘true to life’ 3D image of the solider after his remains were...
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Tuesday, 21st August 2018 - Tuesday, 21st August 2018

Palace Green Library: Ethical considerations for archaeological human remains
Palace Green Library: Ethical considerations for archaeological human remainsCharlotte Roberts, Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University The study of human remains from archaeological sites is a thriving area of archaeology, especially in the UK. It can be argued that this area is central to understanding the past. They are integral to understanding...
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Tuesday, 28th August 2018 - Tuesday, 28th August 2018

Palace Green Library: Survivors: the remarkable story of the Dunbar prisoners who lived to tell the tale
Palace Green Library: Survivors: the remarkable story of the Dunbar prisoners who lived to tell the taleChris Gerrard, Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University What happened to the Scottish prisoners from the Battle of Dunbar who did not die in Durham in 1650? In many ways, the survivors’ tales are the most extraordinary part of the Dunbar story. Some were put to work in...
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Monday, 3rd September 2018 - Monday, 3rd September 2018

Palace Green Library: “Essential Agony”: the soldier’s experience of the Battle of DunbarPalace Green Library: “Essential Agony”: the soldier’s experience of the Battle of DunbarAaron Johnston, Director of the Scottish Battlefields Trust Join battlefield historian Arran Johnston, director of the Scottish Battlefields Trust, on a visit to the front lines of 17th century warfare and imagine how the Battle of Dunbar was experienced by the individual soldiers who fought there...
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Saturday, 28th July 2018 - Sunday, 29th July 2018

Make a pasta skeleton Palace Green Library - Pop Up PuppetCelebrating the Vote 100 for women's votes, create your own pop-up puppet of an inspirational woman scientist or Archaeologist to celebrate the jobs they do! 
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Saturday, 11th August 2018 - Sunday, 12th August 2018

Make a pasta skeleton Palace Green Library - Pasta SkeletonUse different shapes of pasta to make your own skeleton to learn about the body.
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Saturday, 4th August 2018 - Sunday, 5th August 2018

Oriental Museum: Family TreePalace Green Library: Family TreeAsk your family about your ancestry, how much do you know? Have a go at filling in your own family tree. All activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must...
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Saturday, 18th August 2018 - Sunday, 19th August 2018

Palace Green Library: Lucet WeavingPalace Green Library: Lucet WeavingThe Anglo-Saxons made beautiful bracelets using a lucet weaver. Join us and make your own.
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Saturday, 22nd September 2018 - Sunday, 23rd September 2018

Image of Palace Green LibraryPalace Green Library: You Are What You Eat!The food we eat tells us a lot about who we are. Biarchaeologists use the information stored in our bones to work out where people might have been from.
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