INTERIM HOME FOR CHARITY STAFF Monday, 21 November 2016
The lease, effective from January 2017, will provide interim office accommodation for the charity’s growing number of staff, who are currently split between Auckland Castle and 42 Market Place.
The Trust’s headquarters will remain at Vinovium House until all building work is completed in the £70m development project, including creation of the new Spanish Art Gallery and Faith Museum, both due to open in 2019.
Explaining the move David Maddan, Chief Executive Officer of Auckland Castle Trust, said: “Vinovium House not only offers the necessary space for Auckland Castle Trust’s growing number of staff but, more importantly, it allows the charity to remain in the heart of Bishop Auckland while restoration of Auckland Castle and building on its associated developments is underway.”
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