AUTUMN EVENTS FROM ART TO ARCHAEOLOGY Friday, 6 September 2019
This autumn we are running a programme of activities, offering fresh opportunities to gain news skills and discover more about the history, artworks and horticulture of County Durham.
- the chance to enjoy guided tours at St Peter's Chapel and the Deer Park as part of the nationwide Heritage Open Days Festival
- get hands-on with archaeology at our Reasons to Dig workshops (also part of Heritage Open Days) or by joining the monthly Young Archaeologists’ Club
- take in enlightening talks at the Tower covering recent archaeological finds at Auckland Castle, Spanish master Francisco de Zurbarán and Nicholas Poussin’s masterpiece The Triumph of Pan
Art lovers can also drop in to the Black and White Exhibition in No42, have a go at creating their own work of art at a Printing Press Workshop or take part in the Big Draw festival running in October half term.
More information about all of these events, including booking details can be found here
CASTLE, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS: A LOT TO EXPLORE...
Enjoy a bird's eye view across the town, buy tickets and get all the information you need to enjoy your visit
Once the private home of the Prince Bishops of Durham, the castle was built as a symbol of power and authority
Explore the stunning 17th-century Walled Garden, where we harvest delicious fresh produce for our cafes and restaurants.
The Spanish Gallery is the UK’s first gallery dedicated to the art, history and culture of Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The first museum in England to explore the history of faith in Britain and Ireland, from prehistory to the present day