Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral
The College






0191 386 4266

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Cathedral from the Riverbanks
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Gallery, Heritage site, Architecture centre, Garden, parklands or rural site, Sacred space

Opening hours

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

Admission charges apply to some exhibitions and the Cathedral tower.

Additional info

The Undercroft Restaurant is open daily between 10.00 and 16.00 for light snacks, meals and refreshemnets.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Social History

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God and Money

God, Money and Offerings

  • 22 November 2014 10am-3pm

Attitudes to money have been a challenge for Christians through the centuries. In this study day, organised by the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University and the Museum of Cultural History, Oslo University, Dr Giles Gasper, Professor Svein Gullbekk and Rosalind Green will focus on earlier theological and historical approaches to the issues that money raises for us today.
Drawing on interdisciplinary research including amazing archaeological finds of money from Norwegian Churches, the implications of donations, made year after year, will be set in the context of differing medieval attitudes towards money held by monastic orders and the market-place. The Middle Ages, no less than the modern, held diverse views on the proper use of money and the place of offerings in church.


Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch or eat in the Undercroft Restaurant.

A free event, with donations of £10 welcome on the day.