New visitor centre for heritage site

THE UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and Castle has opened a new visitor centre.

Based in the former Durham University Almshouse on Owengate, the £1.25 million development allows groups visiting the peninsula to find out more about its attractions, as well as giving them an overview of what a World Heritage Site is, and what makes Durham significant.
It provides a central point of information about places to visit on the World Heritage Site including the Castle, the Cathedral and its buildings including the Treasures of St Cuthbert, and the Wolfson Gallery in the University’s historic Palace Green Library.
Wider information about places to visit across Durham including the Botanic Garden, the Oriental Museum, Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology, Durham Heritage Centre and Museum and the DLI Museum and Art Gallery is available, along with the opportunity to buy tickets for attractions and to purchase souvenirs. The centre will also host exhibitions, performances and hands-on activities.

For further information

Telephone 0191 334 3804