World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, street view.

Housed in a refurbished 19th century almshouse, Durham's World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, a free facility open seven days a week, provides visitors with an overview of the World Heritage Site, including information about what it means to be a World Heritage Site, what makes Durham significant, and what there is to see and do in Durham.

Staff are available to provide advice and information about Durham and its heritage.

Visitor Centre Opening Hours:

Opening hours for 2015:

Closed New Year's Day

2nd January to 29th March – 9.30am to 4.30pm.

30st March to 21st June – 9.30am to 5pm. 

22nd June to 30th August – 9.30am to 6pm.

31st August to 25th October – 9.30am to 5pm. 

26th October to 31st December – 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Open 10am-2pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Telephone: 0191 3343805


Address: Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, 7 Owengate, Durham, DH1 3HB



View of the conservatory at the Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, used to host art exhibitions, talks, seminars, musical events, and family activities.