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“Nothing here”

Palace Green Library
Ranked #19 of 34 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 19 February 2016

There seemed to be nothing here when I went in February. Perhaps this is the wrong season. Gosh, I would have liked a look at the real library but this - so to speak - didn't seem to be on the books.

If I came back at another time, it might well be great.

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

Visited for the "triple" Antarctica exhibition - Scott, Shackleton, Modern Research - each very well done. The photo of Scott's team at the pole having been beaten by Amundsen is probably the definitive representation of exhaustion and heart-break. The 3D model of Antarctica with the ice removed was astounding. Well done Palace Green Library!

Thank Penny H
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

The collections within this library have kept me entranced for hours, and it frequently hosts the best historical exhibitions in the north east. An absolute gem.

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

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.

Thank JHT2910
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

Great exhibitions are held here. There is a quiet cafe which is useful for catching breath and plotting your next walk.

Thank 69Penny
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