Follow a self-guided tour to discover this site in the centre of Durham City with a fascinating past … from palace to workhouse … and eventually Market Hall. Learn the site's story from a local historian, bringing 100s of years of history to life.
Durham's Market Hall was purpose built in 1851 as a state of the art Victorian market hall, described as 'an object practicable and most desirable'. Follow the self guided tour sheet and learn why the Market Hall was established, look at the architecture and the sheer scale of the building, read about the past and experience the present of Durham City's longest continually trading private enterprise.
Route does involve some steps but there are alternative routes for push chairs and wheel chairs and a lift at the rear to take people up to the final stop of the tour.
COVID-19 Considerations - The tour will a be self-guided tour taking visitors around various points of interest inside and outside the Market Hall. We are hoping their will also be an option to listen to the story of various points of interest through QR Codes and your smart phone.
Located in the Market Place of Durham City with entrances clearly marked either side of the Town Hall. Self guided tour starts outside main entrance to the Market Hall. Please collect self-guide sheet. between 10.45 am and 11.15 am from main entrance.
Self Guided Tour. 20-30 mins. Contact for the day: Alice Wilkes 0191 3846153
|2020 (14 Sept 2020 - 19 Sept 2020)|
|Monday - Saturday||11:00|
* No booking required