Set off from the Orient Museum and enjoy the Durham University Botanical Gardens before reaching the Museum & Heritage Centre. Enjoy Durham Cathedral and the delights of Palace Green before visiting Durham Castle. Take in the Indoor Market before arriving at Durham Town Hall.
Discover the fascinating collections and exhibitions of the Orient. More than 30,000 pieces of art and archaeology finds from countries including Egypt, Japan, China and Korea.
Durham University Botanic Garden
Ten hectares of beautiful woodland make up the Botanical Gardens, where you can see plant collections from around the world – the centre piece being the magnificent Monkey Puzzle tree. With art, glasshouses bugs and insects there is lots for all the family to do.
Durham Museum and Heritage Centre
Trace the history of Durham from medieval times - explore the model of Durham and discover life in the town. Discover the story of the building of Durham cathedral and the role of the castle in the town.
The impressive Durham Cathedral stands above the river and city, dominating the city’s skyline. In daily use for over 900 years you can explore the Cathedral – discover the open treasure exhibition and the treasures of St. Cuthbert.
Museum of Archaeology
If you enjoy history then a trip to the Museum of Archaeology will be an enjoyable visit – discover how people have lived in Durham though the ages and take in the story of thousands of years of history.
On the site of the original market place, Palace Green is surrounded by a host of buildings including Abbey House, Cosin’s Almshouses, Moneyer’s Garth and the Pemberton Buildings. Visit the Palace Green Library, that holds the special collections of Durham University.
Constructed in 1072, the strategically important fortress of Durham Castle cuts an impressive sight beside the river. Enjoy the exhibitions, family entertainment or may be take a guided tour of this magnificent undefeated castle.
In the restored Victorian Market Hall you will find a collection of independent traders selling a collection of goods and there is also an opportunity to grab some refreshments and take a seat before continuing to explore the city.
Durham Town Hall
A Grade II listed building in the centre of Durham’s historic market place with impressive stained glass and 15m high oak beamed roof Durham Town Hall.