Durham University Archaeology Museum

Durham University Museum of Archaeology
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Our gallery is part of the redeveloped Palace Green Library, at the heart of the World Heritage Site in Durham. The research collections are housed in a separate location within easy walking distance of the gallery in the Old Fulling Mill.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Open at Palace Green Library. The gallery is open Monday, 12 – 5pm and Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

Admission charges

Free entry to the 'Living on the Hills' gallery

Highlights include outstanding Roman collections together with Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Tudor finds from Durham City and the local area.

Collection details

World Cultures, Weapons and War, Trade and Commerce, Religion, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Oswald-Plique Samianware collection
  • Excavations of Saddler Street, Durham City
  • Durham City Survey
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Broken samian bowl

Shattering Perceptions: the women of archaeology

  • 14 June — 4 November 2018 *on now

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of some women getting the vote. To celebrate this momentous year, students from the Department of Archaeology, Durham University, have curated an exhibition to explore the diverse achievements of women in archaeology.

This exhibition challenges perceptions about what archaeology involves and who does it. It will showcase the many different aspects of archaeology, as well as women who shape history through their exceptional work. The exhibition will feature Dame Kathleen Kenyon and others who lived or worked in the Durham area, such as Gertrude Bell and members of the Archaeology Department today. It will showcase the different aspects of archaeology in addition to digging, including bone analysis, experimental archaeology, and community engagement.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

A Roman Resource Pack for Teachers

http://www.fireyourimagination.net

A high quality downloadable teaching resource for use in the classroom. This teacher's pack is related to the exhibition on Roman pottery, "Fire Your Imagination" at the Old Fulling Mill Museum. Contents include two lesson plans with linked PowerPoint presentations to be used with an interactive whiteboard (with high quality images), or printed out, and two games. The pack links literacy (non-fiction) and art and design subject areas closely with the history of the Romans. The pack is aimed at KS2 and is downloadable for FREE.

Creator

  • Claire Reed

How to obtain

To obtain this resource, on the Fire Your Imagination website www.fireyourimagination.net select the education section at the top of the page. The Teacher's Pack can be reached via the 'teachers resources' link on the left hand side of the education page. This resource is offered for FREE.

Living on the Hills Gallery

Family Activities

https://www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green/

Join in with Family Activities at weekends, at our Living in the Hills Gallery, Palace Green. Sessions take place 13.00-15.00 on a drop-in basis and are suitable for children aged 5-11 years.

How to obtain

Activities are free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, contact archaeology.muesum@durham.ac.uk.

Durham University Archaeology Museum
Palace Green Library
Durham
DH1 3RN
England

Website

http://www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology.museum/

E-mail

All enquiries

archaeology.museum@durham.ac.uk

Telephone

All enquiries

0191 334 2932

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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