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:

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 reopen when we’re sure that we have all of the necessary safety measures in place.  

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