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.  Please note that Open Treasure does have short closure period as the exhibitions in the Collections Gallery are changed.  Upcoming exhibition changeover dates can be seen here.

The exhibition route also includes the Great Kitchen, with its famous octagonal ceiling, as the permanent home of the Treasures of St Cuthbert, some of the most precious Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the world.  

Finally, explore the new Pilgrimage and Community Galleries in the Covey before returning to the medieval Cloister.  

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)

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.

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.