Faith Museum

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Be one of the first to visit this unique museum and discover stories of faith in Britain spanning 6,000 years.

The Faith Museum explores how faith, belief, and religion have shaped lives and communities in Britain throughout history.

The Faith Museum, Bishop Auckland (3)

One unique museum

The Faith Museum explores the myriad ways in which faith has shaped lives and communities across Britain, inviting visitors to consider how people across history have encountered faith.

Four dynamic gallery spaces

Leading visitors on a journey through British history, the museum comprises four dynamic gallery spaces with an active programme of changing displays and temporary exhibitions.

Over 250 objects

The Faith Museum showcases over 250 objects from 50 lenders across England, Scotland and Wales, including rarely seen objects, national treasures, personal mementos and contemporary commissions.

6,000 years of history

The museum’s story begins 6,000 years ago and takes visitors on a journey through time, considering the ways faith has shaped lives throughout history and continues to do so.

The team have worked closely with local faith communities, academic advisors, and museum colleagues to create a respectful, informative and engaging exploration through history and contemporary society.

We can’t wait to welcome you to discover how faith has helped shape Britain into the country you see today.

The Faith Museum has been supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Jerusalem Trust and the Kirby Laing Foundation.

A stitch in time...

The Auckland Project is campaigning to save Henry VIII’s extraordinary lost tapestry for the nation. If saved, it will eventually be housed in the Faith Museum.

Tapestry Campaign 3 (crop)
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