We've got lots of exciting exhibitions planned for 2017/2018.


To take advantage of our rolling programme of exhibitions, why not purchase an Open Treasure annual pass? 

Open Treasure Annual Pass
Adults - £15
Children - £5
Students, Unwaged, Friends of Durham Cathedral, Members of Durham Cathedral Choir Associaton, Cathedral Volunteers - £12 

Available online, from the Visitor Desk in the Cathedral and from the Open Treasure exhibition spaces. If you've already purchased a single ticket you can up-grade to an annual pass at the end of your visit.
 

THE MONKS' DORMITORY 


Take a journey through time with our permanent exhibition in the Monks' Dormitory, revealing the remarkable story of Durham Cathedral and its incredible collections. 

Admire the Cathedral's spectacular collection of Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking stones and discover 2,000 years of history through a series of interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages. Sights, sounds and smells will evoke life in a medieval monastery, bringing history to life in the magnificent setting of the fourteenth-century Monks' Dormitory where the monks of Durham Cathedral once slept.

THE COLLECTIONS GALLERY



28 November 2017– 3 February 2018
SAINTLY SISTERS


This exhibition will focus on the lives and legacies of female saints with a particular link to Durham or the North; well-known figures such as St Hild or St Margaret, but also some who are today less well-known, such as St Osana and St Ebbe.  Find out who these women were, how they came to be saints, and why they were so highly regarded across the region. The exhibition will also explore the significance of these saints to female medieval pilgrims, and the continuing pilgrimage tradition at Durham Cathedral.

Please note that Open Treasure including Saintly Sisters is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 
 
COMING SOON... 

16 February - 9 June 
THE TUDORS: THE FAMILY AND FAITH IN DURHAM


Explore this extraordinary royal dynasty, the key figures within it, and the changes wrought during their reigns. From the Dissolution of the Monasteries, to the founding of the Church of England and the Reformation, places like Durham Cathedral were shaped by their actions, and their impact continues to be felt to the present day.
 
19 June - 15 September 
MINERS: PITMEN, PRIDE AND PRAYER


2018 sees two significant anniversaries within the heritage of coalmining: 75 years since the founding of The Bevin Boys and, more poignantly, 25 years since the closure of the last colliery in the County Durham coalfield. This exhibition explores the enduring legacy of coalmining among the communities of Durham and the north east.
 
25 September 2018 - Early 2019
ARMISTICE: LIVING WITH THE PEACE


On 11 November 1918 an armistice ended the war in Western Europe, although peace would not fully return for many more months. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of this momentous event, this exhibition explores what it meant for the people of Durham and the north east as World War I ended, soldiers came home, and peace was gradually restored.


THE GREAT KITCHEN


The Great Kitchen is now the permanent home of The Treasures of St Cuthbert, some of the most significant surviving Anglo-Saxon treasures in the UK! Some of these objects were found in his tomb when it was opened in 1827, including fragments of his Anglo-Saxon wooden coffin, embroidered vestments, and of course the famous pectoral cross of St Cuthbert. 

We hope you enjoy your visit!