EXPLORE OPEN TREASURE, OUR NEW WORLD-CLASS EXHIBITION EXPERIENCE in THE MOST INTACT SURVIVING SET OF MEDIEVAL MONASTIC BUILDINGS IN THE UK.


The journey begins in the magnificent fourteenth-century Monks' Dormitory where the monks of Durham Cathedral once slept. Here you can discover the fascinating history of Durham Cathedral and the spread of Christianity in North-East England, brought to life through interactive exhibits and activities for visitors of all ages.

The journey continues in the state-of-the-art Collections Gallery with an exciting rolling exhibition programme showcasing items from the Cathedral's collections. From 19 September to 19 November, visitors can enjoy Making a Joyful Noise! Music at Durham Cathedral, featuring music manuscripts and early-printed books, exploring the range of music used from medieval times to the present day, including pieces composed in or especially for Durham. 

Next, discover the monastic Great Kitchen, with its stunning octagonal ceiling. This amazing space is now the permanent home of The Treasures of St Cuthbert, some of the most important Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the UK! 

Finally, visitors can explore the new interactive Pilgrimage Gallery and Community Gallery before returning to the medieval Cloister via the Covey.

We hope you enjoy your visit! 


OPENING HOURS
Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)
Sunday 12.30pm - 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)
Please note, during Lumiere - the UK's largest light festival - taking place from 16 November to 19 November in Durham City, last admission to Open Treasure is at 3.00pm.  Open Treasure will be closed from Monday 20 November to Monday 27 November whilst we change rolling exhibitions in the Collections Gallery.

TICKETS
Adult Single: £7.50
Adult Annual Pass: £15
Children aged 5-18 Single: £2.50
Children aged 5-18 Annual Pass: £5
Under 5s: Free. 

Friends of Durham Cathedral, Members of Durham Cathedral Choir Associaton, Cathedral Volunteers, Students and Unwaged.
Single: £6
Annual Pass: £12


You can also enjoy access to Open Treasure and a guided tour for just £10 when you up-grade your single Open Treasure ticket at the Visitor Desk. 

Open Treasure tickets are available for purchase online and at the Visitor Desk at the West End of the Cathedral. To book tickets online, please click here.

For information on how to find your way to the Cathedral please see the Getting Here page of this website. 


Open Treasure has been awarded £3.9 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy.  www.hlf.org.uk.