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“Short Visit near closing time”

Museum of Archaeology
Ranked #29 of 34 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. Our gallery showcasing the Museum's collections is open at Palace Green Library, located on the first floor. A 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 24 October 2017

After our Castle tour we decided to have a quick look round the Archaeology Museum. It isn't very big but has a lot of interesting artifacts.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

A very informative and well kept exhibition of artifacts and historical information. Good for young and old.

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Durham C, Manager at Museum of Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review of the Museum of Archaeology. We are glad you enjoyed the displays and endeavour to make the museum as interesting as possible to all ages.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is a very well-explained Archeology museum, and very conveniently placed, in its new site at Palace Green. We particularly were interested in the iron age and Roman period and it didn't disappoint.

Thank Anne C
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Durham C, Manager at Museum of Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you think the new location is convenient and we appreciate feedback from visitors.

We do have a strong Roman collection and the recent addition of the Lanchester Diploma has certainly added to the displays. We also details about more of the collection online, the link for which can be found through our website.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Interesting exhibits housed upstairs in the Palace Green Library building. Fossils etc well displayed.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The palace Green Library houses a superb exhibition. The Living on the Hills, 10,000 years of Durham exhibits are free to view and are well worth visiting.

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