The Anker’s House Museum is a wonderful compact and informative museum attached to the Parish Church, which was established in 883AD.
- North East history
- historic buildings
Auckland Castle has been home to the Prince Bishops of Durham for over 900 years and is one of the UK’s most important historical buildings.
At Beamish buildings collected from across the region are filled with objects illustrating the region’s history, many donated by local people to help the Museum tell their story. Costumed staff and volunteers use these collections to create a living, working Museum.
Located within Grade 1 listed Berwick Barracks, designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, the museum displays items from the old garrison town and its surroundings. There is also an internationally important fine art collection displayed in the “Burrell at Berwick” gallery,
The Schoolroom Museum is housed in a building once used as a charity school which was founded in 1704 by Michael Postgate, a local landowner, and it was here between 1736 and 1740, that Captain James Cook received his early education.
Built in the Norman period as an imposing fortress, Durham Castle’s story is entwined with that of the Prince-Bishops of Durham, whose semi-regal status made them some of the most powerful and wealthy men in the country.
This stunning World Heritage Site contains relics of St Cuthbert, cathedral and episcopal plate of 17th and 18th centuries as well as Anglo-Saxon artefacts.
Explore and discover this fully operational Victorian watermill on the banks of the beautiful river Till.