Properties and events in Durham 2017

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Bowes in the Footsteps of Charles Dickens

Prospect House, Bowes, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9LG

Walking tours of the village following in the footsteps of Charles Dickens and his illustrator "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Browne). Dickens and Phiz…

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Reference Library & Archives Reading Room

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP

Visit the purpose-built Reference Library and Archives Reading Room at the top of The Bowes Museum's central dome to see a display of documents…

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Auckland Castle: Hands-on Heritage

Auckland Castle, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NR

Auckland Castle, once a private palace for the Prince Bishops of Durham, is being returned to its Georgian Gothic opulence, due to reopen in May…

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Auckland St Andrew’s Church

St Andrew's Church, St Andrew's Road, South Church, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 6SP

A fine Grade I listed church, built around 1274CE as a Collegiate Church, with a dean, 12 canons and 12 vicars. The church is of cruciform plan…

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Binchester Roman Fort

Binchester Roman Fort, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 8DJ

Visitors will be able to view the exceptionally well-preserved remains of not just one but two Roman bath-buildings. One of these stands in the…

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The Anker’s House Museum

The Ankers House Museum, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 3QB

Visitors have access to the oratory of a medieval anchorite (Religious recluse) plus a view of artefacts from Chester-le-Street's Roman,…

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Durham Cathedral - Open Garden

The Cathedral Office Durham Cathedral, The College, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3EH

The Cathedral is joining in Heritage Open Days. The allotment garden, on the South Bailey, is where the Cathedral grows flowers for display and…

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Durham Museum and Heritage Centre, St Mary-le-Bow

Durham Museum and Heritage Centre, St Mary-le-Bow, North Bailey, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3ET

St Mary-le-Bow was once the parish church of North Bailey, closed in 1968, and now leased to the Bow Trust who run it as a museum of local and…

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Durham School Chapel & School

Chapel Hill, Durham, County Durham, DH1 4SZ

Durham School Chapel was completed and consecrated in 1926 as a memorial to the 103 Old Dunelmians who died in conflict during World War I. The…

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Durham Town Hall and Guildhall

Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3NJ

Do not miss this rare opportunity to discover a hidden gem of Durham, dating back to the 14th century the complex and atmospheric Durham Town Hall…

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Old Durham Gardens

Old Durham, Benthouse Lane, South of Sherburn Road (A181), Durham, County Durham, DH1 2RY

Restored 17th to early 18th century formal gardens. A listed historic stone gazebo structure, walled garden which this year has newly planted…

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Sherburn Hospital Gardens and Chapel

Sherburn Hospital, Sherburn House, Durham, County Durham, DH1 2SE

A chance to see this attractive ensemble of Grade II* and II listed stone buildings set around a grass court in fine gardens. Originally a…

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St John’s College and St Mary the Less

St. Johns College, 3 South Bailey, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3RJ

Founded in 1909, St John’s College boasts a welcoming and diverse community, unlike any other Durham college. Alongside its functionality as a…

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The Chorister School

The Chorister School, The College, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3EL

A rare opportunity to visit The Chorister School, Durham, educating girls and boys aged 3 to 13 as boarding and day pupils. As the only…

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Waddington Street Centre

Waddington Street, Durham, County Durham, DH1 4BG

Mission Statement: Effective Mental Health support through life skills and opportunities. Waddington Street Centre is a thriving and innovative…

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Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre

Cemetery Lodge, 25 Woodlands Avenue, Wheatley Hill, Durham, County Durham, DH6 3JY

The Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre is a small museum, formerly the village chapel of rest, dedicated to remembering our coal mining past. The…

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Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum

Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum, Upper Weardale, Lanehead, County Durham, DL13 1AR

Killhope The North of England Lead Mining Museum is a multi-award winning attraction and is situated 450 metres (1500 feet) above sea level in…

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Discover Derwentcote Steel Furnace

Derwent Cote Steel Furnace, Forge Lane, Hamsterley Colliery, Newcastle upon Tyne, County Durham, NE17 7RS

A rare opportunity to see inside this 18th century furnace and experience authentic history for yourself. Learn how wrought iron was turned into…

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East Durham Heritage & Lifeboat Centre

East Durham Heritage & Lifeboat Centre, Seaham Harbour Marina, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7EE

The East Durham Heritage & Lifeboat Centre seeks to pass on to the wider community information and knowledge about the history and heritage of…

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Brusselton Incline and Soho Engine Shed

Remains of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, Brusselton Incline, Shildon, County Durham, DL4 1PQ

Walks will commence from the Soho Engine Shed at the western end of Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon (DL4 1PQ) at 11.00 on…

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Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

Locomotion, The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, County Durham, DL4 2RE

A special heritage themed tour has been designed for visitors who wish to learn about the growth and decline of the railway industry and its…

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DLI Collection Research and Study Centre

Unit 1-2, Greenhills Business Park, Enterprise Way, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6JB

The Durham Light Infantry Collection tells the story of one of the most famous county regiments in the British Army. More importantly, it tells…

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Hardwick Park

Durham County Council, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, TS21 2DN

Hardwick Park is a Country Park with a difference. As a restored 18th century parkland, it is comparable to the famous gardens of Stourhead and…

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