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The Spanish Gallery

Life. Power. Death.

Immerse yourself in the Spanish Golden Age at the UK’s first gallery dedicated to the art, history and culture of Spain.

The Spanish Gallery tells a story of Golden Age Spanish art during the 16th and 17th centuries, exploring how its artists expressed the tension between man’s yearning for eternity and the self-evident transience of life.

Opening Times: 11am-3pm, Thursday to Saturday.  15 October to 18 December 2021

In order for us to safely manage capacities, we're asking all guests to book timed tickets online before visiting, but tickets are available on the day subject to availability.

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Bishop Auckland’s new masterpiece

Francisco de Zurbarán’s collection of masterpieces, Jacob and His Twelve Sons, have hung in Auckland Castle Long Dining Room for more than 250 years. These stunning works of art form the focal point for The Spanish Gallery, opening in Bishop Auckland’s Market Place on October 15th, 2021

Tours of the Long Dining Room are only available Thursday to Saturday if you book a ticket for the Spanish Gallery.

If you need to discuss your accessibility requirements with us, please email and we will respond to you individually

Book your ticket to The Spanish Gallery and an optional tour of The Long Dining Room at Auckland Castle

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About The Auckland Project

Building on more than 1,000 years of history, The Auckland Project offers seven sites in one setting. A different kind of visitor destination, at its heart is a purpose to revitalise the town of Bishop Auckland, County Durham, and use art, faith and heritage to fuel long-term change and regeneration.

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Peter Hall studio

More to explore

If you fancy a break from the noise of modern life, we’ve got a series of suggested walks and things to look out for around our stunning grounds. Fancy a stroll?