Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle
Market Place
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7NR
England

Website

www.aucklandcastle.org

E-mail

enquiries@aucklandcastle.org

Telephone

01388 743750

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Auckland Castle
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Set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland above the River Wear, Auckland Castle has been home to the Bishop of Durham for over 900 years.

After the Norman Conquest, the Bishop of Durham was granted exceptional powers to act as a political and military leader. As England’s one and only Prince-Bishop, he was the second most powerful man in the country and effectively ruled the area between the Tyne and the Tees.

The Castle is now home to many important works of art, most notably the paintings of Jacob and his Twelve Sons by Spanish master Fransisco da Zurbarán (1598-1664).

Venue Type:

Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Winter Opening

The Library Tea Room will be open 10:30 am – 3:30pm every day except Tuesdays.
Auckland Castle will open fully to the public from Saturday 14th February 2015.

Admission charges

Adults: £8.00
Children (under 16):£free
Accompanying carers are given free admission.
National Art Pass holders receive 50% reduction on admission.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Hidden Treasures: Spanish Art in County Durham

  • 15 October — 30 March 2015

Discover the little-known treasures of Spanish art from across the region in this exciting new exhibition at Auckland Castle.

Hidden Treasures: Spanish Art in County Durham will showcase a number of works that have never before been seen on public display. This includes a significant series of Spanish paintings depicting the Twelve Apostles from Durham Cathedral, on public display for the first time in nearly half a century.

The exhibition will uncover the fascinating stories behind the North East’s treasures of Spanish art, from their arrival in County Durham, to their conservation and restoration today. These objects will be displayed alongside Auckland Castle’s internationally important cycle of paintings, Jacob and his Twelve Sons by Francisco de Zurbarán.

Admission

Included with admission to the Castle.

Website

http://aucklandcastle.org/events/show/hidden-treasures-spanish-art-in-county-durham

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