Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

Beamish Museum
Beamish DH9 0RG

Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Beamish is a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of County Durham countryside. Founded in 1970 to illustrate the development of industry, agriculture and the way of life in the North East of England, Beamish is situated in 300 acres of woodland and farmland. Home Farm, a fine 19th century model farmstead, and Pockerley Old Hall, with its medieval stronghouse dating to the 1400s, are both listed buildings preserved in situ.

Durham Cathedral

The College
Durham DH1 3EH

A UNESCO World Heritage Site with breathtaking Romanesque architecture, exquisite stained glass, the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the resting place of St Bede. Things to do include climbing the Cathedral Tower, exploring the monks' dormitory, guided tours and special exhibitions.

Durham County Record Office

County Hall
Durham DH1 5UL

Durham County Record Office is responsible for collecting and preserving documents relating to County Durham and Darlington and for making those records available to as wide an audience as possible. You can visit the record office in person, or make use of our enquiry service.

Durham Light Infantry Museum & Durham Art Gallery

Aykley Heads
Durham DH1 5TU

The museum tells the proud story of County Durham's own Regiment The Durham Light Infantry from 1758 to 1968, with particular emphasis on WW1 & WW2. The displays focus on the experience of war, using letter & diary extracts, plus the actual voices of DLI WW2 soldiers.

Palace Green Library

Durham University Library, Palace Green
Durham DH1 3RN

Founded in 1833 and occupying listed buildings within the Durham World Heritage site, the Palace Green Library of Durham University houses archives, early printed books and other special collections. The Library has two exhibition spaces: the Wolfson Gallery, which regularly exhibits treasures from all of the university's heritage collections and the Dunelm Gallery.

Wartime Memories Project, The

7 Dunlin Close
Stockton-on-Tees TS20 1SJ

The Wartime Memories Project is the original WW1 and WW2 commemoration website. Run as a community group by volunteers, our website has been running for almost 15 years and receives in excess of a million hits per month.