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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.

Feasting and Fasting: The Great Kitchen at Durham Cathedral 

11 February – 1 June 2019

Discover the history of food at Durham Cathedral in Open Treasure's latest temporary exhibition. The 14th century Great Kitchen is one of the highlights of the Cathedral's world-class museum experience, Open Treasure. Today, it houses the Treasures of St Cuthbert, but it has seen many changes over the centuries. This exhibition explores its history, how it was built, and gives an insight into the food and drink that would have been prepared there.

 

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The Vikings in Northumbria

11 June - 28 September 2019

This exhibition in Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral's award-winning museum experience, traces the history of Vikings in North East England. It tells the story of the devastating raids on Lindisfarne in 793 AD, and how the Community of St Cuthbert searched for a safe home for their saint after leaving Lindisfarne in 875 AD. We also examine how, over a period of over 200 years, the Vikings invaders and later settlers shaped the political and cultural landscape of Northumbria through raids, trade and conquest.

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Mapping the World

7 October 2019 - 18 January 2020

An exhibition in Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral's award-winning museum experience, showcasing the exquisite and extraordinary maps, charts and atlases in the Durham Cathedral Library collections, including early maps of Durham.

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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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