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Durham Museum

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Nice little museum in an old church

Came in here by default--the Cathedral was having a service, and the castle tours were booked up... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Ian E
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Lots to do for kids

You will be disappointed if you want to hear/see much of the DLI, that one famous Regiment!. A... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Croydon, United Kingdom
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“brass rubbing”(3 reviews)
Local history museum featuring displays from the medieval period to the present day. Complete with sculpture garden, a gift shop, and a unique brass rubbing centre.
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St. Mary-Le-Bow North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET, England
+44 191 384 5589
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been visiting Durham for more than 50 years, but learned a great deal on this visit. From early to more recent history

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Does not seem like much from the outside, but you can learn a lot about the history of Durham, and enjoy a lovely old church at the same time.

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Came in here by default--the Cathedral was having a service, and the castle tours were booked up. The lady at the door was exceptionally welcoming and helpful, so this set my visit up very well. It's in a musty little church with a gallery, which...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Local bits and pieces randomly assembled in a lovely old church. All a bit haphazard but interesting none the less.

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I visited the heritage centre whilst studying at Durham and it is a great little independent museum! There is loads of information about the local heritage and I particularly enjoyed reading about the miners! The volunteers were really friendly and were happy to chat and...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Went here by accident when in Durham. Was only £2.50 but would be expensive at 50p. There is more interesting items at a charity shop. Doesn’t even have many items of interest and isn’t very entertaining. I wouldn’t bother.More

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Simon H, Guest Relations Manager at Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

We are very sorry you didn’t enjoy your visit. As a small independent museum run by volunteers, our admissions cover the upkeep of the building and care of our collections. We strive to keep these costs as low as we can, whilst providing a home...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

You will be disappointed if you want to hear/see much of the DLI, that one famous Regiment!. A smalkl room with just a few bits, that is all, I gather than Spennymoor were all the real artifacts are is mostly storage, so remember what was...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Stunning 3D print out of cathedral and castle. Helpful staff. Good little shop and informative video to watch.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The place had caught my eye earlier and I wandered in because it was open (it has somewhat impossible hours which seems to be its greatest downfall). I had a very good time! For a tiny museum in a little town the place is outstanding....More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

The entrance fee is £2.50 for adults, which is very reasonable. This is a relatively small museum documenting the development of Durham through the ages from Medieval times to the present day. There is something for everyone with interactive activities, such a brass rubbing and...More

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