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Choose from our range of unique gifts and souvenirs

Our shops will sell a range of quality products and gifts inspired by our collection.

We will be supporting local and regional artists by offering them a place to display and sell their products, as well as commissioning original items. Our shops in Auckland Castle and the Mining Art Gallery are opening again in July, and a retail offer in the Spanish Gallery will be opening in autumn 2021.

BISHOP AUCKLAND TWEED

The colours and patterns of this tweed is loaded with symbolic meaning associated with Bishop Auckland and surrounding areas.

Gillian worked with a group of women from Bishop Auckland, who shared the essence of this area and it’s proud resilient people.

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 shout about the Bishop Auckland football team. Blue and yellow represents the Bishop of Durham Crest.

Shades of green through the weave reflect the beautiful rugged landscape. The earthy rust relates the brick making and the Oakland’s characteristic of this region.

Through its colours and patterns this tweed talks about the fuel rich land, the industrial strength, the pride and resilient people and it’s beautiful rugged landscape.

Now this tweed has found itself on many products where visitors can buy and remind themselves of the story of Bishop Auckland, as communicated by its people. Expressing a range of contemporary and timeless souvenirs.

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