Durham University Museum of Archaeology

The Museum of Archaeology founded in 1833, It was the second University Museum in England to open its doors to the public. The Museum has collections from Ancient Greece, Prehistoric and Roman to Medieval.

In June 2013 the Museum closed to the public to allow for a move to a larger gallery in the redeveloped Palace Green Library.

July, 2014 the Museum opened a new gallery ‘Living on the Hills’.

Museum of Archaeology

The research collections are housed in a separate location within easy walking distance of the gallery in the Old Fulling Mill.







Opening Hours
Monday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm  – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm  – 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm  – 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm  – 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm  – 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm  – 5:00 pm


Adults: Free
Concessions: Free
Children (over 5): Free
Infants: Free
Durham University Campus Card holders: Free

Museum of Archaeology

Official website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology.museum/

Map Location 

Address: Palace Green Library, Durham DH1 3RN, UK

Coordinates: 54°46′23″N 1°34′42″W

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