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 Good32
- 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
- algernon204LondonTrip Type:CouplesHelpful staff; interesting displaysSunday, 17th June 2018Helpful 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
- FondGrandadFalkirkTrip Type:CouplesWell worth a visit.Thursday, 31st May 2018We 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
|2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||09:00||- 17:00|