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Enjoy family activities and discover something new in Durham Cathedral's award-winning museum!

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the monastery

Did you know that adults and children can dress up as monk in the Monks' Dormitory? Don't forget to take a selfie as a reminder of your visit!

Incense from services, tallow from candles, bread from the Great Kitchen... discover the smells of Durham's medieval monastery on our interactive timeline. Which one is your favourite? 

Children's activities, trails and backpacks 

Free with Open Treasure admission! Borrow a backpack packed with activities for little ones to enjoy their adventure through Open Treasure. Pick up an exhibition trail for older children to engage them with Durham Cathedral's history during their visit to the museum.

Make something to take home at our children's activities table, enjoy dressing up and spend time exploring stories in the tiny armchairs in our reading corner! 

Interactive adventures

Leave a virtual pin and message on our interactive map in the pilgrimage gallery, and discover some of the cathedral's famous visitors over the centuries. 

Use our interactive screens to discover which job you'd do in Durham's medieval monastery, and see how the cathedral has been built and rebuilt since work started in 1093.

Discover a family adventure at Durham Cathedral

Find out more about how families can enjoy Durham Cathedral, and see our list of family-friendly events coming up.

Begin your family adventure