CONSTRUCTION STUDENTS GO BEHIND THE SCENES AT AUCKLAND CASTLE Tuesday, 20 March 2018
The special series of educational tours taking place this week offer a detailed insight into the multi-million-pound conservation project at Auckland Castle.
More than 70 school and college students will be led around the Bishop Auckland castle by experts from Meldrum Construction Services Ltd.
The Gateshead-based company is currently returning the former home of the Prince Bishops to its original Georgian Gothic glory, on behalf of The Auckland Project.
The groups will tour the Castle, observing the work taking place and learning about the specialist processes, techniques and challenges of working with an historic building.
The conservation project at Auckland Castle is set to complete this year, with the official re-opening of the historic palace taking place on December 1, 2018.
Public Behind the Scenes Tours will re-launch on Saturday, March 24.
CASTLE, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS: A LOT TO EXPLORE...
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Once the private home of the Prince Bishops of Durham, the castle was built as a symbol of power and authority
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The first museum in England to explore the history of faith in Britain and Ireland, from prehistory to the present day