Heritage Open Days 2019

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County Durham

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Heritage Open Days

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Opening Times

2019 (13 Sept 2019 - 22 Sept 2019)

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Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

heritage open days Heritage Open Days 2019 : Durham County Record OfficeLook behind the scenes in the archives and discover how County Durham’s written heritage is preserved and used today. Focusing on 400 years of crime & punishment records covering County Durham’s police, courts, prisons, criminals and victims.
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Sunday, 15th September 2019 - Sunday, 15th September 2019

Thursday, 19th September 2019 - Thursday, 19th September 2019

Heritage Open Days 2019 - Durham Castle ToursExperience a self-guided visit to Durham Castle and stroll around at your own pace on Sunday 15th Sept or take part in a free guided tour on Thursday 19th. A 1000 year old castle, which was once the seat of po
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Friday, 13th September 2019 - Friday, 13th September 2019

Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

heritage open dayHeritage Open Days 2019 - Alington House Community AssociationThis 17th century house on North Bailey was built on the remains of the Castle wall. It was extended in the 18th century, clearly illustrated by the front facade of the building. 13th and 14th Sept 10.00 - 14:00
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Friday, 13th September 2019 - Wednesday, 18th September 2019

heritage-open-daysHeritage Open Days 2019 - Durham Market HallDiscover the fascinating history of markets in Durham City since the 1000’s culminating in the construction of the Victorian Market Hall in 1851.
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Saturday, 21st September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

Heritage Open Days 2019 - Oriental Museum: Special Event​​​​​​​Heritage Open Day: Special Event. Curator-led tour of the galleries telling some behind-the-scenes stories of our collections.
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Thursday, 19th September 2019 - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

brancepeth caslte Heritage Open Days county durham free Heritage Open Days 2019 - Brancepeth CastleTours of this Grade I medieval castle, home of the Nevilles, Earls of Westmorland. Substantial medieval survival supplemented by major new building designed by John Paterson (begun 1818) and Anthony Salvin (c.1860).
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Thursday, 19th September 2019 - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

Heritage Open DaysHeritage Open Days 2019 - Durham CrematoriumOpened in 1960, designed by J. P. Chaplin. This is a rare chance to see behind the scenes, learn about cremation and view this rich and beautifully detailed building and its grounds. Various tour times.
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Sunday, 15th September 2019 - Sunday, 15th September 2019

Heritage Open DaysHeritage Open Days 2019 - Kepier Hospital and LoggiaTours of the medieval hospital buildings and 16th/17th century walled garden and ruined loggia. The loggia has been consolidated. 14:00
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Friday, 13th September 2019 - Friday, 13th September 2019

Monday, 16th September 2019 - Monday, 16th September 2019

Durham Community Association At Shakespeare Hall Heritage Open Days 2019: Durham Community Association At Shakespeare HallSee what happens behind the Green Door! Our event features talks on Durham's North Road in the 1890s and the busy role that Shakespeare Hall and Durham Community Association have played in city life for generations.
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Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Sunday, 15th September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: Durham School Chapel and SchoolDurham is one of the country’s oldest schools and can trace its origins back to the monastic communities of Lindisfarne and Iona. It was refounded in 1414 by Bishop Thomas Langley and moved to its current site in 1844
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Friday, 13th September 2019 - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: Durham Town HallThe Grade II listed Durham Town Hall houses many atmospheric spaces, fascinating histories, and long held traditions; many of which continue to this day. The Hall remains the official office of the Mayor of Durham and the Mayoral Bodyguard, a tradition that dates back to 1602.
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Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: Durham World Heritage SiteA guided walk around Palace Green with the World Heritage Site Team, explaining the significance of the Durham World Heritage Site, and how the site evolved over time
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Sunday, 15th September 2019 - Sunday, 15th September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: Flass Vale TourFlass Vale is a wooded valley close to the centre of Durham City. Entering from the south look out for an old orchard, a bronze age monument and Spice Pudding Hill. 14:00 - 16:00
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Sunday, 15th September 2019 - Sunday, 15th September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: North End AllotmentsNorth End Allotments - enjoy a cup of tea and cake, wander around the beautiful allotments, take home jam/chutney and allotment produce.
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Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

Sunday, 15th September 2019 - Sunday, 15th September 2019

Sunday, 22nd September 2019 - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: Old Durham GardensRestored 17th to early 18th century formal gardens. View the listed features of the gardens and on-going planting improvements throughout the gardens.
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Friday, 13th September 2019 - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: RC Church of Our Lady of Mercy & St GodricAn oasis of peace in the bustle of the city, the Church of Our Lady of Mercy and St. Godric, built in 1864 stands proudly at the top of Castle Chare bank. Lovingly restored after the fire of 1985.
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Monday, 16th September 2019 - Monday, 16th September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: St Chad’s CollegeA chance to see behind the green doors inside one of the Bailey Colleges of Durham University. St Chad's occupies a series of 18th century houses along North Bailey, many traces of which survive within the present college complex. 10:30, 14:00
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Friday, 13th September 2019 - Sunday, 15th September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: St Cuthberts Catholic ChurchVisit this simple, peaceful and charming church and view the stunning window by the world-famous stained glass artist Harry Clarke and also a reading lectern and processional cross by renowned local sculptor Fenwick Lawson.
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Friday, 13th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

Friday, 20th September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: St Margaret of AntiochSt Margaret of Antioch church building dates from the mid-twelfth century, and much of the stonework (as well as the font) is original. It is one of just two parish churches in the City with a Grade One listing.
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Friday, 13th September 2019 - Friday, 13th September 2019

Monday, 16th September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: St Mary the LessFrom soldiers in the Norman times to students in the present day, St Mary the Less has been a place of worship for many over the years.
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Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

Sunday, 22nd September 2019 - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: The Miners’ Hall, RedhillsDurham Miners Association are delighted to host two open days, where visitors are welcome to explore the building and grounds of the Grade II listed 'Pitman's Parliament'. 10:00 - 16:00
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Tuesday, 17th September 2019 - Tuesday, 17th September 2019

Heritage Open Days logoHeritage Open Days 2019 - Durham City Crime & Punishment Guided WalkExplore the darker side of Durham’s history. The walk looks at various locations in Durham City associated with crimes and their punishment, from the Middle Ages to the present day, and take in places of execution and imprisonment.
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Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

Heritage Open Days logoHeritage Open Days 2019 - Beaurepaire Manor HouseA guided tour of the ruins of the medieval manor house of the prior of Durham Cathedral Priory. Beaurepaire was the priory’s most important country estate with extensive residential and agricultural buildings, many excavated and consolidated by the City of Durham Council in 1979-84.
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Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

Saturday, 21st September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

Heritage Open Day logoHeritage Open Days 2019 - The Market Cross, Barnard CastleThe Market Cross or 'Butter Mart' is a Grade 1 Listed building built by Thomas Breaks and given to the town in 1747. The upper level is closed to the public but has recently undergone some refurbishment and will be opened as part of this year's HODs
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Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: Durham Cathedral: Cut Flower & herb GardenMeet the cathedral gardeners in their colourful cut-flower garden on the South Bailey, where flowers are grown for the cathedral. The monastic herb garden, in the former location of Durham Priory’s monastic infirmary, is also open with activities.
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Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: Durham Cathedral: Deanery Wall PaintingsGet a close look at the unique medieval wall paintings in the Deanery, the Dean's home in the Cathedral College. The wall paintings were uncovered in 1974 in what was formerly a private chapel. Free timed tours will run on 14 September.
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Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: Durham Cathedral: The Chapter HouseSee Durham Cathedral’s Chapter House, a space rarely open to the public. It was originally where the daily business of the monastery was carried out, and is famous as Professor McGonagall’s classroom in the early Harry Potter films.
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Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

Heritage Open Days logoHeritage Open Days 2019 - Durham University Art CollectionJoin our curator to learn more about our work with Durham University's Western Art collection before taking a tour of the current exhibition. Talk and tour 14:00
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Friday, 13th September 2019 - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

Heritage Open Days 2019 - Oriental MuseumFree entry throughout the Heritage Open Days - Friday 13 to Sunday 22 September.
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Saturday, 21st September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

HODHeritage Open Days 2019: Dare to Dream Workshop in the Miners Hall DurhamDare to Dream Craftist Workshop : you will be working in the historic Miners' Hall, Durham to create a beautiful cloud representing your dreams for our community.
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