after three years of building, we've finally finished durham cathedral in lego!


Durham Cathedral in LEGO was devised as a fundraising project to raise money for Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral's world-class exhibition experience open from Saturday 23 July. 

For every £1 donated, one LEGO brick was added to the model which now contains almost 300,000 bricks! The model is an accurate scale representation of the Cathedral, spanning 3.84m long, 1.53m wide and 1.7m high. It is currently on display in the Undercroft Foyer, near the Cathedral Shop and Undercroft Restaurant. 


Since the first brick was laid by television presenter and historian Jonathan Foyle on 11 July 2013, the model has attracted interest from visitors across the world, as well as inspiring local community groups and businesses to support the Cathedral by building sections of the model. 

Thank you to everyone who supported this incredible project.