History, galleries & gardens with heart

Venture beyond County Durham as you know it, to discover the surprising story of Bishop Auckland. Enrich your mind, body and spirit with a feast of history, nature and art, in the knowledge that your day or stay will make a difference to this once forgotten, historic town.

David Venables: Hewing Out the Image at the Mining Art Gallery

Until 12 June, delve into a new exhibition showcasing seven decades of the artist’s work. Discover three new pieces and get a glimpse into Venables’ methods and creative spaces.

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Mining Art Gallery

About the Auckland Project

Building on more than 1,000 years of history, The Auckland Project offers seven sites in one setting. A different kind of visitor destination, at its heart is a purpose to revitalise the town of Bishop Auckland, County Durham, and use art, faith and heritage to fuel long-term change and regeneration.

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