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Our state-of-the-art Collections Gallery is designed to showcase some our most precious artefacts through an exciting rolling programme of exhibitions.

Restoration, Redesign, Renovation: Durham Cathedral in the 19th Century 

27 January - 10 May 2020 

After a period of 'misguided stewardships and carelessness', Durham Cathedral was restored and developed in the 19th century to welcome worshippers, pilgrims and tourists alike. Discover the people and projects that shaped the cathedral we know today.


19 May - 12 September 2020

Explore the history of pilgrimage and how experiences of pilgrimage at Durham Cathedral differed before and after the Reformation. Find out how the cathedral was developed to show hospitality to these visitors, hear stories of miracles and wonders, and learn about some of the rivalries between pilgrimage sites in medieval times. #Pilgrimage2020

Where next?

Take the stairs or the lift down to...

The Treasures of St Cuthbert

School child using interactive touchscreen in Open Treasure

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Some time slots can get very busy. Why not pre-book your tickets using our online Open Treasure ticketing option?

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