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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 from 27 January 2022.

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

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Auckland Castle Art Tours

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.

Join an optional Auckland Castle art tour culminating in a chance to view Jacob and His Twelve Sons by Francisco de Zurbarán. These intriguing paintings have hung in the Long Dining Room at Auckland Castle for over 250 years and are a must-see for art lovers.

Tours operate at noon and 2pm, Thursday to Saturday, and last approximately 60 minutes. Tours are only available on the same day as your Spanish Gallery booking. Please note that the Spanish Gallery closes at 3pm, so if booking on to the 2pm castle tour you should ensure your visit to the Spanish Gallery takes place prior to your tour.

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

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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?