My wife and I went to the recent Antarctica exhibition and I was spell-bound. It focused mainly on Scott and Shackleton and included a lot of the original photography from Shackleton's photographer. They were stunning and the story that unfolded as you walked the exhibition made me reflect about the character and will of these great explorers.
The library is a set of connecting rooms within an old building and much has been done to retain lovely architectural features. In addition, the staff are brilliant; very warm, friendly and knowledgeable. It even has a great cafe for time to rest those tired feet! Accessible by wheelchair, it is well worth a visit. Their next exhibition is on the Somme 1916 and its links back to Durham through the men of the DLI and others who served in the Great War.
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