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Durham Museum and Heritage Centre, Durham

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  • This museum is in a converted church and the dampness of the church hangs in the air which gives the place a somewhat faded feel. The exhibits are good with some surprises but there is a sense of a la...  more »
  • Following a lovely walk around the Cathedral we made a visit to the museum. Quite small and cramped set in a church but wasn't too busy when we visited. Definitely worth a visit as it gives the detail...  more »
  • Despite it showing the opening times outside I went three times over three different days and was never opened though it was suggested to go on the castle tour disappointing.  more »
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  • If you want a glimpse into the history of picturesque Durham, then this is the place for you. When I went, the counters were staffed by archeology students, perfect for a county like Durham.
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