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.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good40
- BrucieBEssexBoyBillericay, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesWell worth a visitMonday, 10th June 2019University Library and gallery where you can book Castle tours, plenty of visitor information and very helpful staff Read full review
- Gary MLeeds, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayRainy day in DurhamFriday, 14th June 2019Wandered into library to check out exhibitions. Place more like a museum than a library. Excellent and friendly staff. Good, locally relevant exhibition. Read full review
- GlobetrottingVikingThatcham, United KingdomMore than a LibraryWednesday, 18th September 2019This is more than a library. There are exhibitions on nature and history in several inter-connected halls. Some steps to negotiate. With free entrance there is every reason to visit. Read full review
|2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||09:00||- 17:00|