Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels and Gardens

Woodland Road
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 334 5119

Tel: +44 0191 373 8500

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Guide Prices

Entry is £6 for an annual pass to Ushaw. Ticket pricing varies for individual events, for event listings see


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Recent Reviews:

  • ann v
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Unexpected treat
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th October 2019
    What an amazing community asset. Pugin architecture at its best. Entry fee a reasonable £3. Excellent knowledgeable volunteers and great cafe. Read full review
  • victorian986
    Gateshead, United Kingdom
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th October 2019
    I visited recently for the first time and actually had no idea the place existed! It is also now known as Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens, and is a former Catholic seminary. It was founded in... Read full review
  • Bananasandwiches
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Historically important
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th November 2019
    We visited for a look around and have lunch. The buildings are very interesting telling the story of the school and seminary, both in use until very recently. Lunch in the refectory was good and the... Read full review

Access Information

Opening Times

2018/19 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)
Wednesday - Saturday11:00 - 16:00

* Ushaw is open Monday to Saturday 11:00 - 15:00

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the South, leave the A1(M) at junction 59, north of darlington, and continue north on the A167 (for approximately 14 miles) to the traffic lights at Neville's Cross on the outskirts of Durham City. Continue to the third set of traffic lights by Sainsbury's Local and turn left (Ushaw College is signposted here, 2 1/2 miles).

From the North, leave the A1(M) at junction63, Chester-Le-Street. Continue south on the A167 (for approximately 7 miles) until you reach Crossgate Moor in the outskirts of Durham. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights just past the pedestrian footbridge. Ushaw College is signposted (2 1/2 miles).

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Life at Ushaw ExhibitionA new display giving an insight into the day to day life of the different people living here when Ushaw was a seminary and boarding school. Visitors can find out more about the lessons that were taught, the sports that were played and the army of domestic workers that were needed to keep such a…
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