explore Open Treasure, our new world-class exhibition experience located at the heart of 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. 

Next, discover the monastic Great Kitchen, with its stunning octagonal ceiling. This amazing space will eventually house the Treasures of St Cuthbert, which will be on permanent display from Saturday 29 July 2017 following a period of environmental monitoring. For now you can admire a spectacular exhibition of church plate and metalwork.

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! 

Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)
Sunday 12.30pm - 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)

Open Treasure will also be closed from Sunday 11 June until Monday 19 June as we prepare for Magna Carta and the Forest Charters.

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

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.

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.