Durham Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Durham? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Durham with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Durham and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Durham, featuring the best of things to do in Durham – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Durham fundraisers and charity events.

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Museum of the Moon

13th September 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11th November 2021 @ 4:00 pm


From Monday 13 September – Thursday 11 November, see Durham Cathedral in a whole new light as Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon illuminates the nave. The seven-metre diameter moon installation will give the high vaulted ceiling and colossal carved columns a glow up like you’ve never seen before.

Museum of the Moon marks the second phase of Durham Cathedral’s new visual arts programme. The inflated moon installation is a fusion of 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, moonlight, and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. Each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface, at an approximate scale of 1:500,000.

Visitors will be able to experience Museum of the Moon daily, during cathedral opening hours. A moon-themed programme of events will accompany the installation, including late night openings, cathedral tours with a twist, star gazing, half term activities and worship events. More details and advanced booking are available on Durham Cathedral’s website: https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk


13th September 2021 @ 10:00 am
11th November 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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Durham Cathedral
The College
Durham, DH1 3EH GB
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