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 2020:

Please see the note below, which includes the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

Covid-19

Following advice from Public Health England, Durham University is implementing a new set of actions to keep our communities healthy by reducing potential exposure to coronavirus. All of the University's visitor attractions are now closed until further notice.

Thank you for your co-operation with these measures. We are sure you share our concern for the health and well-being of our community. In this rapidly changing situation, you can check the University’s Covid-19 webpage, where we are constantly updating Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). We look forward to welcoming you back when it is possible.

Telephone: 0191 3343805

Email: visitor.centre@durham.ac.uk

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.

Children at an event in the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre