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Welcome to Durham Heritage Centre

Durham Heritage Centre

Durham's colourful local history museum is housed in a medieval church, offering some interactive fun and exhibits detailing the story of Durham from ancient times to the present day. Exhibits include fascinating items like the 'Death Chair', used to carry sick boys from Durham School to the infirmary in days of yore, and a chilling recreation of a cell from the notorious Northgate Gaol. The Heritage Centre also has a brass-rubbing centre and offers an audio-visual show of the history of the town.

Information & Facts

St Mary le Bow, North Bailey
Small entrance fee charged for exhibitions
English is the official language, though visitors will be astonished by the variety of regional accents.

The currency is the pound (GBP), which is divided into 100 pence. ATMs are available in all towns and Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels, however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks. Travellers cheques are accepted in all areas frequented by tourists; they are best taken in Pounds Sterling to avoid additional charges.

Opening Times
Daily 11am-4:30pm July through October, opens 2pm June. Open weekends and Bank holidays only 2pm-4:30pm the rest of the year.
Local time in the United Kingdom is GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
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