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Museums in County Durham.

We have information, maps, and contact details on some of the best museums in County Durham for you to visit whilst you are here. Just choose where to go, or see these museums on a map to help you plan your trip.
Ankers House Museum Church Chare Chester-le-Street
This small museum traces the history of the local church.
A famous, and very popular, open-air museum.
Binchester Roman Fort 1.5 miles north of Bishop Auckland Binchester Bishop Auckland
Discover the local Roman history.
Bishop Auckland Discovery Centre 17 North Bondgate Bishop Auckland
Find out about the history of the town.
Bowes Museum Barnard Castle
Housed in a magnificent French-style chateau.
Durham Heritage Centre and Museum Saint Mary-le-Bow North Bailey Durham
Discover the history of the city.
The history of the local regiment, and an art gallery to visit.
Durham University Oriental Museum Elvet Hill (off South Road) Durham
A unique museum with lots to see.
Head of Steam North Road Station Darlington
Historic trains and railway buildings to see.
A chance to see inside a lead mine.
A great railway museum.
An interesting POW camp which is largely intact.
Museum of Archaeology The Old Fulling Mill The Banks Durham
Archaeology finds from all over the world, housed in a unique building.
Museum of Hartlepool Maritime Avenue Hartlepool
Discover the history of the town.
Preston Hall Museum Yarm Road Eaglescliffe Stockton-on-Tees
A lovely house with a fascinating museum.
Seaton Holme Discovery Centre Seaton Holme Hall Walks Easington
Discover the history of this area.
Tees Cottage Pumping Station Coniscliffe Road Darlington
A Victorian Pumping station complete with steam engines.
The Treasures of St Cuthbert The College Durham Cathedral Durham
View the important Anglo Saxon and Medieval relics.
This independent museum preserves Weardale's folk heritage. It is housed in the manse of the High House Chapel which has been in continuous weekly use since its foundation in 1760, the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world.
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