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A UNESCO World Heritage Site with breathtaking Romanesque architecture, exquisite stained glass, the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the resting place of St Bede. Things to do include climbing the Cathedral Tower, guided tours and special exhibitions. The Cathedral is a busy community offering daily worship, serving the city and diocese of Durham and the North East region. It attracts visitors from all over the world. The Cathedral is open every day 7.30am to 6pm. Entry to the Cathedral Church is free with admission charges applicable to some exhibitions and the Cathedral Tower.
Museum, Library, Gallery, Heritage site, Architecture centre, Garden, parklands or rural site, Sacred space
Everyday from 07.30 until 18.00
Closed: During services and special events, access may be restricted however visitors are welcome to join our congregations during regular services, please check the website before your visit.
Admission charges apply to some exhibitions and the Cathedral tower.
The Undercroft Restaurant is open daily between 10.00 and 16.00 for light snacks, meals and refreshemnets.
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Social History
An Exhibition of the Work of Robert Watson
- 19 September — 17 November 2014 *on now
Robert Watson is a Seaton Carew based painter/printmaker with a passion for drawing and large-scale work using a variety of media. The rich heritage of architecture and heavy industry in the North East set against the dramatic landscape and coastal seascapes of the region provide inspiration for themes of work combining a wide range of paint and print techniques.
The exhibition is on display in the Undercroft Restaurant, Durham Cathedral.
- Any age
An Exhibition of the Work of Stuart Fisher
- 3 — 30 October 2014 *on now
Stuart Fisher is a local artist with a passion for the etchings of the late 19th and early 20th century, in particular those of Durham born Albany Howarth and the master of architectural etchings, Hedley Fitt on. In this exhibition, Stuart presents a selection of his work including a unique set of sepia watercolours over highly detailed waterproof black ink drawings. Much of Stuart’s work is inspired by Durham City.
The exhibition is on display in The Galilee Chapel.
- Any age