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Public lecture explores Durham's intangible cultural heritage

Join us on 6 June as we celebrate the UK’s ratification of the UNESCO Convention on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage.  Prof Robin Coningham explores what…

Added Tuesday 21st May 2024

Nautical Archaeology Society: The Archaeology of Waterways, Annual Conference 2024

Save the date for for this two day conference with accompanying activities and excursions, which will take place in the Durham University Teaching and Learning Centre. Ensure …

Added Tuesday 7th May 2024

Things to Do

Looking for Things to Do this summer?  Our new guide to events and activities at Durham University attractions is out now.  Visit Durham Castle, the World Heritage Site…

Added Wednesday 24th April 2024

Community Course: Re-centering 'peripheries': the North East and the World in the Medieval and Early Modern periods

Durham University Medieval and Early Modern Student Association (MEMSA) is running a free community course which is open to anyone interested in the history, literature, and heri…

Added Wednesday 24th April 2024

Durham City in Blossom 2024

We’ve teamed up with the National Trust to promote a new trail visiting the wonderful Spring blossom. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/north-east/crook-hall-gard…

Added Tuesday 23rd April 2024

World Heritage by Rail

A Roman soldier made the local news at Newcastle Railway Station on #WorldHeritageDay at the launch of a new guide to UK World Heritage by Rail.  The North East has thr…

Added Friday 19th April 2024

Restricted access to areas of Palace Green Library

Due to essential works, there will be a period of restricted access to some areas of Palace Green Library throughout April and May.  The planned works will affect access …

Added Thursday 28th March 2024

Our Durham: world heritage for all

What do we want Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site to be - for the city, for the region and for the world? Let’s carve the next chapter together.&n…

Added Friday 20th October 2023

New Online Exhibition! Tunstall and The Tudors

Take a look at the Tunstall and The Tudors online exhibition which has just been launched!  This builds on the exhibition which you may have seen at Durham Castle …

Added Friday 22nd September 2023

UNESCO Sites in the UK: Interactive map

We’re really proud to be one of the UNESCO sites on this interactive map!  You can see us featured amongst a selection of other World Heritage Sites, Creative Cit…

Added Wednesday 2nd August 2023