collections

Durham Cathedral is a Grade 1 listed building sitting at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It was built as the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the Cathedral is the final resting place of the Venerable Bede.  Within its walls lie artefacts of historical, cultural, and religious significance including paintings, carved stones, textiles, metalwork and manuscripts from as far back as the Anglo-Saxon period.

Discover some of the Cathedral's most precious artefacts when you visit Open Treasure, a new world-class visitor experience now open at Durham Cathedral.

Admire the Cathedral's stunning collection of Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking stones in the Monks' Dormitory and a spectacular exhibition of metalwork in the Great Kitchen. Items from the Cathedral's collections are also displayed as part of a rolling programme of exhibitions in the Collections Gallery.