Open Treasure is a new, world-class exhibition experience located at the heart of Durham Cathedral.
Embark on a journey of discovery through some of the most intact surviving medieval monastic buildings in the UK, from the 14th-century Monks' Dormitory to the monastic Great Kitchen, as the remarkable story of Durham Cathedral and its incredible collections is revealed.
Museum, Heritage site, Library, Gallery
Monday to Saturday - 10.00am - 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)
Sundays - 12.30pm - 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)
Tickets: Adults, £7.50; Children 5-18, £2.50; Under 5s, Free.
The Treasures of St. Cuthbert
- 29 July 2017 — 29 July 2018 *on now
A rare collection of some of the most significant surviving Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the UK, including St Cuthbert's preserved wooden coffin and his exquisite gold and garnet pectoral cross. Also on display will be the ivory comb and portable altar buried alongside St Cuthbert, Anglo-Saxon vestments gifted to his Shrine, and the original Sanctuary Ring.
See this extraordinary collection on permanent display in the stunning Great Kitchen with its distinctive octagonal rib-vaulted ceiling, one of only two surviving monastic kitchens in the UK.
Visitors to The Treasures of St Cuthbert can also enjoy access to the other Open Treasure exhibition spaces, including the spectacular Monks' Dormitory and the rolling programme of exhibitions in the Collections Gallery.
- Any age
£2.50 Childrem (5-18)
- 28 November 2017 — 17 February 2018
This exhibition will focus on the lives and legacies of female saints with a particular link to Durham or the North; well-known figures such as St Hild and St Margaret, but also some who are today less well-known, such as St Osana and St Ebbe. Find out who these women were, how they came to be saints, and why they were so highly regarded across the region. The exhibition will also explore the significance of these saints to female medieval pilgrims, and the continuing pilgrimage tradition at Durham Cathedral.
- Any age
£2.50 Children (5-18)
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