News Archive: 2017

WHS 2017 Lecture Series "Syrian Heritage in Conflict: Destruction and Protection"

"Syrian Heritage in Conflict: Destruction and Protection" Dr Emma Cunliffe 24th May 2017 Join us for our next lecture of the WHS 2017 Series on the theme of "Heritage at …

Added Thursday 18th May 2017

World Heritage Site Visitor Centre restricted opening due to temporary closure of Owengate for road and footpath repairs - 24th July - 22nd September 2017

The World Heritage Site Visitor Centre will be closing over the following time period and will only be open on a weekend due to the following road works: Phase 1 :  24…

Added Wednesday 19th April 2017

Time Machines: the past, the future, and how stories take us there - Palace Green Library - 27th May - 3rd September 2017

How big is time? And what will the future be like? The sheer enormity of time is a mind-bending concept - one which humans have always tried to measure and understand. Step thro…

Added Tuesday 18th April 2017

World Heritage Weekend 2017

Celebrating World Heritage Join us for an exciting weekend of activities to celebrate the amazing crafts people of Durham that make the World Heritage Site great! Stonemason De…

Added Monday 10th April 2017

Durham Cathedral is crowned Heritage Site of the Year!

  Durham Cathedral has been crowned BBC Countryfile Magazine’s Heritage Site of the Year following a public vote which saw a ‘landslide’ of votes cast for…

Added Wednesday 15th March 2017

Durham Cathedral voted as ‘Britain’s Favourite’

Durham Cathedral voted as ‘Britain’s Favourite’ Durham Cathedral has been chosen as Britain’s Favourite Cathedral in this year’s LandLove Magazine …

Added Friday 3rd February 2017

Mysterious creatures occupy Open Treasure 20th February to 10th June 2017

Mysterious creatures occupy Open Treasure From serpents to dragons, griffins to unicorns, an array of mysterious creatures will be taking occupancy at Open Treasure in Durham Ca…

Added Friday 3rd February 2017

Musical Treasures of Durham Cathedral

Music has always been at the heart of worship at Durham Cathedral and an upcoming event in the stunning surroundings of the Cathedral’s Refectory Library includes an opport…

Added Friday 27th January 2017

Bill Bryson nominates Durham Cathedral for Heritage Site of the Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2017

People across the North East are being encouraged to vote for Durham Cathedral, after Bill Bryson nominated the Cathedral for Heritage Site of the Year in the prestigious BBC Cou…

Added Friday 20th January 2017

Exciting Year Ahead for Open Treasure Durham Cathedral

Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral’s new £10.7m exhibition space, is set for an exciting first full calendar year in operation. With a range of temporary exhibitions, in…

Added Monday 16th January 2017

The Cocken Hall Project

  The Cocken Hall Project is being run by No-man’s-Land: the International Group for Great War Archaeology (NML) in partnership with Durham University Library’s…

Added Monday 9th January 2017