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“University Museum”

Palace Green Library
Ranked #25 of 60 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Wonderful venue owned by the university. If one has the chance, try and obtain access to the Bishop Cosin's Library, which is one of the most beautiful libraries in all of Britain!

Thank Alex K
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

As a Geographer study at Durham Univeristy the opportunity to experience an exhibition on loan from the British Antarctic Survey was too good to pass up. I went along to the exhibition which was incredibly informative for all levels - there is information accessible for both adults and children so it's a great day out for families and people interested in the science.

The location is also great as it's near to town so can easily be visited on a trip to Durham or the Cathedral and the staff are welcoming and friendly too.

Thank Lou_B08
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Three things here. Firstly Bishop Cozens Library is a bibliophiles heaven. The smell itself might be bottled and sold. A amazingly intact 17th century library in a stunning room. Find time for this.
Secondly, there is an exhibition upstairs showing the development of Durham. Sounds a mite dull but it is not. Children as well as grown ups will love it.
Thirdly, a nice quiet restaurant/café at the back, and if the refectory in the Cathedral is full, or if the purse is suffering from overuse, then pop in here.
Was a student here for 6 years in the 60's, but being a scientist, never went in. How things have changed.

Thank pisumcorporum
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Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to Durham and a visit to the palace green and Palace Green Library is essential- nice gift shop as well very knowledgable staff.

Thank Patrick G
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

We happened upon this hidden treasure quite by chance - the library had just opened for a couple of hourse that afternoon and the lady on the desk strongly advised that we went down to see it - we then met a very interesting student from Sheffield in the library and he was extremely informative - explained how damaging the light was and why visitors are limited - really a fascinating place and so glad we saw it.

Thank maureen R
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Manager at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2015

Thank you very much for your review and I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our Bishop Cosin's Library at Palace Green.

This is indeed a very special place and I'm pleased my colleagues helped you to make the most of your visit.

Many thanks again for taking the time to send us your feedback and I hope you will be able to pay us a visit again, perhaps to one of our regular exhibitions.

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