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“Really poor, really dated”

Museum of Archaeology
Ranked #33 of 58 things to do in Durham
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Owner description: The Museum of Archaeology's collections range from the prehistoric to the post-medieval. A major new gallery showcasing the Museum's collections is now open at Palace Green Library. A new permanent gallery uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham. Living on the Hills explores the lives of people who have lived and visited Durham through the tools and everyday objects they used, and the art and architecture they left behind to be rediscovered. Discover Prehistoric objects found by chance at the turn of the century, Roman objects uncovered by Victorian antiquarians and Medieval objects found during 1970s archaeological excavations. Entry to the gallery is free for everyone. The previous Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology on the banks of the river Wear is now closed to the public.
Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

It's cheap to get in but it's opening hours are odd, it's looking very tired and is in desperate need of a good deal of maintenance. There's spelling mistakes galore in the displays, if you need something to keep the kids interested.

It's a shame, as there is potential there.

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Lots to do and see, excellent interactive exhibits upstairs for the kids - really engaging. Informative, interesting, and does a great job bringing history to life.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

it is a very interesting place on the river I was with a group of children who found it fun and interesting not for young very children I don't think

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Went down to the fulling mill and it was shut on a main holiday month in Britain. The board said it should be open until 3.30 pm

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Reviewed 4 August 2013

good selection of interesting history and finds, compact and manageable size to be educational rather than overwhelming

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