welcome to the collections gallery, at the heart of open treasure.


The Collections Gallery is a state-of-the-art exhibition gallery, designed to showcase some of the Cathedral's most precious artefacts through an exciting rolling programme of exhibitions. There will be a new exhibition every three to four months!
When a new rolling exhibition is being installed Open Treasure is closed usually for around a week.  Exhibition change over dates can be seen here. 
  

EXHIBITION PROGRAMME 

 
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.