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Palace Green Library

Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RN, England
+44 191 334 2932
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Very nice building and enjoyed looking at the two exhibits they have on at the moment. Staff were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Holiday-Lady25
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Coffee shop in a library and exhibition space

This is a quiet haven in the midst of this World Heritage site, adjacent to some of the leading... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Kitty G
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Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
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Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections. Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice building and enjoyed looking at the two exhibits they have on at the moment. Staff were friendly and happy to help you. There is also a coffee shop but I didn’t go in but it looked very nice.

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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed viewing the exhibitions and the staff were helpful. Next time hopefully you will be tempted to stay for drink/snack in the café.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is a quiet haven in the midst of this World Heritage site, adjacent to some of the leading exhibitions, including the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Thank Kitty G
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm pleased to hear you found the café peaceful and you enjoyed seeing the exhibitions. Come back and visit soon!

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Two exhibitions one on archaeology and one on the Durham Light Infantry. The archaeology display wascunusual in that it was connected with the efforts of law abiding metal detectorists. The DLI display made up for the lost of the DLI museum.

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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Many thanks for your review and pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Almost deathly quiet library right in the heart of Durham. Very much worht a trip if you want to study some great historical documents and also get your head down and do some real work.

Thank Elliot D
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback and pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

If you are in the cathedral area , well worth a look in and what items are on display , a couple of semi permeant exhibitions and some not Useful washroom faculties on hand of which I was most grateful for on a very cold...More

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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Service Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Pleased to hear you stopped by to see the exhibitions. Our next exhibition Hell, Heaven and Hope: A Journey through life and the afterlife with Dante opens 2nd December 2017 until 18th March 2018 so please call back to see this exhibition.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Visited three great exhibitions here, archaeology was interesting, the Durham Light Infantry one was extremely interesting and poignant plus a real fun game to play about their campaigns, lastly the fairy display, again really interesting, old English tales of folklore, presented very well. Staff on...More

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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thanks for your feedback on the exhibitions and pleased you enjoyed them. Our next exhibition Hell, Heaven and Hope: A Journey through life and the afterlife with Dante opens 2nd December 2017 until 18th March 2018 so please call back to see this exhibition.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Palace Green Library has put on many major exhibitions including the Lindisfarne Gospels and Magna Carta. At the moment they are inbetween big exhibitions but have a lovely free little gallery which is all about “fairies”. These are not your average cute pink fairies with...More

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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and pleased to hear that you and your son had fun in the Between World's exhibition. We have an under 5's group that meets every Monday morning at 10.30 - Little Bookworm's, it would be great to see you...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We went to here to buy our castle tour tickets and had a look around while we were waiting. The staff were very friendly and informative and this building also houses the archaeological museum.

Thank Louise S
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to visit Palace Green Library after buying your tickets for the Castle Tour. Hope to see you back again soon!

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

As a free place to visit it proved very good. Great exhibits and lots of information. A place that is good for young and old.

Thank John T
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Its very obvious but we don't know a lot about strange areas This exhibition put together very well the local geology, history and lots of other ' ologies.Well worth the time spent.

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