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“Hidden Gem”

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 2 April 2016

Cleverly designed indoor space in the former courtyard area 'out the back' of the Palace Green Library. From library entrance on Palace Green, enter through shop at back of Library. Interesting selection of drinks and food.

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Went to visit the library to see the Somme display, was a bit surprised at the price £7.50 but thought for a couple of hours it should be okay. Well I am the kind of person who visits this kind of thing and can be in there for hours because I read everything. Well I was finished in 50 minutes, very disappointing nothing new very poor display very little material. Most interesting bit was when a fellow visitor showed me a photograph of her great grandad from the war. Very poor for the money,

2  Thank george4370
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Guest Relations Manager at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit. As noted on our website, the time it takes to visit the whole exhibition - comprised of two galleries and a third space containing an audio-visual and interactive opportunity - is anticipated to be between 45 and 75 minutes. Please remember that your ticket entitles you to two free return visits, as well as free entry to a number of talks and other events connected with the exhibition, details of which can also be found on our website.
The feedback received since the opening of the Somme 1916 exhibition has been overwhelmingly positive, however we do take all comments seriously, and hope to see you again at an event in the near future.

Thank you.

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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Another informative and well presented exhibition which told the story of the Somme through the experiences of numerous local people.

Thank Sarah L
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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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