Anker's House Museum

Anker's House Museum
St Mary and St Cuthbert's Church
Chester-le-Street
Durham
DH3 3QB
England

Website

Telephone

0191 388 3295

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The Anker's House adjoining the Parish Church was the residence of an Anker/Anchorite - a religious recluse from the 14th to the 16th century and was probably established sometime around 1350 - 1380. Up until 1547 it was the residence of six anchorites who in turn were walled up in the house for life to spend their time in prayer and comtemplation. After the Reformation, the anchorites disappeared and their dwelling became an almshouse.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

April-October
Mon-Sat 1000-1530
Closed Sun
November-March
By appt only

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Archaeology, Social History

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