The best museums in Durham in 2022

These are the top 5 best museums in Durham, England, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Durham:

  1. Durham Castle1

    Durham Castle

    Sitting at the heart of Durham's World Heritage site and occupied continuously since the 11th century, the Castle is now home to the students of University College, part of Durham University. Visits to Durham Castle are by guided tour only. Tours are led by our guides who explain the history of th
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  3. Durham University Botanic Garden2

    Durham University Botanic Garden

    Durham University Botanic Garden is a museum in Durham. The museum features exhibits related to Natural Sciences.
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    Oriental Museum

    Oriental Museum is a museum in Durham. The museum features exhibits related to: costume and textiles, decorative and applied art, coins and medals, archaeology, world cultures, archives, religion and weapons and war. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: 4th duke of northumberland's
  5. Durham Museum & Heritage Centre4

    Durham Museum & Heritage Centre

    Durham Museum & Heritage Centre is a museum in Durham. The museum features exhibits related to: fine art, social history, land transport, archives, science and technology, archaeology, personalities, weapons and war, decorative and applied art and costume and textiles.
  6. Durham University Museum of Archaeology5

    Durham University Museum of Archaeology

    Our new gallery is part of the redeveloped Palace Green Library, at the heart of the World Heritage Site in Durham. The research collections are housed in a separate location within easy walking distance of the gallery in the Old Fulling Mill. Durham University Museum of Archaeology features exhibit

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