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World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

Our World Heritage Site Visitor Centre will remain closed at present.  Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff.  We’ll only reop…

Added Tuesday 7th July 2020

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS), On Pilgrimage

The Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) is based here on the World Heritage Site, and you can now join them exploring many aspects of Pilgrimage though their f…

Added Thursday 2nd July 2020

Durham Cathedral is open for private prayer and reflection from Monday 22 June

  Please take a look at the Cathedral website and see their plans to open for private prayer: https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/

Added Thursday 18th June 2020

Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site Annual Report 2019

Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site Annual Report 2019 is now available here on the website, click the Documents & Research tab at the bottom of this page, and yo…

Added Monday 27th April 2020

Durham Cathedral: Live streaming of services

  Durham Cathedral are broadcasting regular livestreams of their services on Facebook.  For details of these and also the Easter services take a look at:&n…

Added Friday 3rd April 2020

Covid-19

  Please see the note below, which includes the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre Covid-19 Following advice from Public Health England, Durham University is implem…

Added Wednesday 18th March 2020

Tours of Durham castle: UPDATE

In line with government and medical advice regarding the Covid19 situation, an following the current guidelines set by Durham University, we want to inform you that all Cast…

Added Tuesday 17th March 2020

Are you researching an aspect of Medieval or Early Modern studies?

Are you researching an aspect of Medieval or Early Modern studies? The World Heritage Site Visitor Centre on Owengate stocks a range of books which may be of interest to you, as…

Added Monday 14th January 2019

Durham World Heritage Site: A Short Guide

At the Visitor Centre on Owengate, you can now pick up a short guide to the World Heritage site for a £1, get yours today!  

Added Thursday 9th August 2018

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