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In each of our venues you'll find an individual shop with it's own character, full of unique gifts and exclusive products to take away with you.
Any purchases you make here help secure the future of the Auckland Project and our vision to use art, faith and heritage to fuel long-term change and regeneration.
Auckland Castle shop
The Castle's gift shop can be found in the Stone Hall. It is full of unique, locally sourced items to help you remember your visit or find the perfect gift for a loved one.
Mining Art Gallery shop
Choose from a carefully curated selection of items inspired by the works in the Gemini Collection, including prints, postcards, books and gifts.
Spanish Gallery shop
Found on the ground floor, the Spanish Gallery Shop and ranges are just as theatrical as the gallery itself. Pick out the perfect memento to remind you of your visit.
Auckland Tower shop
You can now find unique gifts and souvenirs in our shop in the ground floor of Auckland Tower.
Bishop Auckland tweed and toile project
Gillian Arnold and Northern Heartlands worked together with people from communities across the region, to create tweed and repeat pattern fabrics that are unique to the Bishop Auckland area and its heritage.
The black lines in the pattern reveal the railway and mining industry, along with the coal found in this fuel rich land. The two blues in the check symbolise the Bishop Auckland football team. Blue and yellow represents the Bishop of Durham Crest.
Our shops stock products made from this unique, local tweed so that you can take a piece of Bishop Auckland's story home to treasure forever.
Continue inspiring your mind at home, with our new collection of Guidebooks.
The first title in the portfolio is ‘Spanish Gallery: A guide to the works of art.' A definitive guide to the paintings in the permanent collection at the Spanish Gallery, by Jonathan Ruffer, founder of The Auckland Project.
Available in store, and online soon, the book features highlights of the exhibition, including El Greco’s Christ on the Cross. Purchased with support from the Art Fund, this painting had been in a private Spanish collection since 1772. Following recent conservation, it has revealed itself to be a masterful example of El Greco’s late work, showcasing his spiritual expressiveness. And an exquisite wooden Corpus dating to the 12th century. The earliest artefact in the exhibition, this deeply moving life-size sculpture is believed to originate from Northern Spain. Traces of some of the original paint can still be seen.
Find out more about The Auckland Project
The Auckland Project is a different kind of regeneration charity, working hand in hand with our local community to ensure Bishop Auckland's future is as magnificent and vibrant as its past.
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