Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, located inside Palace Green Library

Durham's World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, is a free facility open seven days a week.  It 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.

We’re open daily 10am – 5pm

Christmas 2023:

1st - 23rd December: 10:00 to 17:00

24th - 26th December: CLOSED

27th - 30th December: 11:00 to 16:00

31st December - 1st January: CLOSED

2nd January: Normal opening hours resume

Email: visitor.centre@durham.ac.uk

Address: Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Palace Green Library, Durham, DH1 3RN


Many activities take place across the World Heritage Site, including art exhibitions, talks, seminars, musical events, and family activities.

Children at an event on the World Heritage Site.