Things to Do in Durham

Eve Valentine Takes Over Manor House Hotel with New Themed Room

A room dedicated to a horror character has opened at The Manor House Hotel, West Auckland. The Eve Suite opened on Monday (8th July) in honour of Eve Valentine a character brought to life by award winning film director Dean Midas. Fans of the character can immerse themselves in Eve’s history and folklore. Dean was […]
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Explore Prehistoric Giants at Bishop Auckland Town Hall’s New Exhibitions

Visitors are invited to step back in time with two new exhibitions showing the giant prehistoric monsters that once roamed the UK and Europe. Carboniferous Monsters will be at Bishop Auckland Town Hall this summer until Saturday 31 August. Situated in the Durham County Council venue’s main gallery, visitors can step back to the Carboniferous […]
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Explore County Durham’s Rich Heritage for Free: Heritage Open Days 2023

Starting next week, County Durham will offer over 40 venues and attractions for families to visit at no cost. Durham County Council is sharing details of the 46 places taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days, a national event that celebrates the architectural and cultural sites across England.  From Friday 8 to Sunday 17 […]
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Immerse Yourself in History: Killhope Lead Mining Museum’s Summer Holiday Program Revealed

The summer holiday program at Killhope Lead Mining Museum has been announced. This beloved museum in County Durham is offering a variety of free activities throughout July and August. Visitors can look forward to engaging theatre performances, captivating science demonstrations, and even the opportunity to experience a day as a blacksmith. Located in the picturesque […]
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Rod Stewart and Boy George to Perform at Durham Seat Unique Riverside

Legendary musicians Rod Stewart and Boy George are set to share the stage for a one-night-only performance at Durham’s Seat Unique Riverside on June 30th, 2023. Fans can expect a night of unforgettable hits from both artists, as they come together for what promises to be an incredible show. Don’t miss your chance to see these two icons perform together live!
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Discover a Hidden Gem: Rare Durham Map to Hit the Auction at the Northern Antiques Fair

Don’t miss the highly anticipated return of the Northern Antiques Fair, a captivating event that will ignite your imagination with its array of creative ideas and remarkable works of art spanning various historical periods. The fair will take place at The Garden Rooms, located at Tennants on Harmby Road in Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 5SG, […]
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Experience a 1950s Cinema at Beamish!

Work is beginning on a cinema, toy shop and electrical shop in Beamish, The Living Museum of the North’s 1950s Town. The museum is recreating The Grand Cinema from Ryhope in Sunderland, where visitors will be able to enjoy a 1950s cinema experience. A toy shop named after the popular Romer Parrish store in Middlesbrough, […]
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Uncover Crimes Across the Centuries at Beamish Museum

Visit Beamish Museum during February Half Term (18th to 26th February) to investigate crimes of the 1820s, early 1900s, 1940s and 1950s as the museum prepares to open its 1950s police houses later this year. Discover the story of renowned Georgian quilter Joseph Hedley who was murdered in 1826 in an appalling crime that shocked […]
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Making Travel More Active across County Durham

Residents in County Durham now have even more opportunities to get on their bikes or enjoy their surroundings on foot. Durham County Council’s ambitious plan to create an active travel corridor in Newton Aycliffe is now complete following £650,000 in funding from the government’s Active Travel Fund. The corridor runs alongside the A167 between Moore […]
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