As things changed so much this year we created a weekly listing of attractions in the city (May-Oct)  to ensure we provide the most up to date information we can. This will now become a monthly listing. We cannot guarantee accuracy, so please check with individual attractions (links below) before making any plans. See also our list of Annual Events.

Scroll down for available public toilets and transport info.

NOTE: Crook Hall is closed permanently

 Attraction Open or Closed Information

Special Events this month:

13th Sept – 11th Nov.   Museum of the moon, Durham Cathedral

8th Sept – 6th Nov     Environmental art exhibition Gala theatre

Thurs and Sun 2pm-4pm until Oct 28th Old Durham Gardens open

28th Oct Uniformed Services Fun Day, Market Place

Special Events this week only:
28st Oct 9.30 – 4.00  Uniformed Services Fun Day, Market Place
Durham Cathedral
Museum of the Moon: various events
OpenMon – Sat 10am -4pm Sunday 12noon- 4pm. 
 Durham Cathedral Museum 
OpenTours daily: Mon, Thurs, Fri: 10.30, 11.30, 13.00, 14.00, 15.15

Tues: 10.30,14.00, 15.15

Wed: 10.00, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 14.00

Sat: 10.30,13.00,14.00, 15.00

Sun: 12.30, 14.30

 Cathedral Tours  and   Cathedral Tower ToursOpen

Cathedral tours: Mon-Sat,10.30,11.30,1.30. Max 12

Tower tours: Mon-Sat 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, Sun 1pm, 2pm. Max 25 

Advance booking not available. Tickets from visitor desk. 

Oriental Museum Open Wed- Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 12noon – 4pm.
Prebooking online essential up to 1 week ahead. Free
Botanic Garden Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Takeaway cafe. Toilets open. Charges
Durham CastleClosed until 11th Oct. Open 11th – 30th Oct Guided Tours 11th – 30th Oct, 1.15, 2.15, 3.15, 4.15 Book online or at PGLibrary
Durham University: Palace Green Library.


 Archives and Special Collections by appointment.
Archaeology Museum. 


Daily 10am – 5pm. Prebook combined Archaeology and DLI tickets – free. Max 6/booking
DLI Gallery. Open  Daily 10am – 5pm Prebook combined Archaeology and DLI tickets- free. Max 6/booking
World Heritage Site Visitor Centre Open Relocated to Palace Green Library. Open 10am-5pm 
Durham Museum and Heritage Centre  Open (please check) 11am – 4.30pm weekends and bank holidays. Website says “until Oct”.
 Rowing boatsClosed. Open until late Sept according to website.
  Around Durham City Tours Open Private group and individual tours daily, prebook. Reduction for family of 4 (2 adults/2 children) £20.

 Fowlers Yard Open Individual shop hours may vary
 Durham Market Hall Open Mon-Sat 9am -4.30pm

 Town Hall Tours OpenWed-Sat 10am-3pm Free
 Wharton Park Park open 24hrs Toilets open 10am -4pm 
Café takeaway Wed-Sun 10-4pm
  Prince Bishop River CruiserOpen intermittently Check daily at the boat.

Transport: City Centre Parking Parking is currently free after 2pm in council car parks and on street parking meters
 Transport: Cathedral Bus40: Station to Cathedral Route
40A Coach drop off to cathedral
  40: Between 9.50am -3.50pm 
40A: Between 10.10 to 15.45 6 days a week
Check website from specific timetable
 Transport: Park and Ride  Open  7am -7pm Toilets available
 Toilets (all have disabled access)
 Durham Market HallOpen Mon-Sat 9am -4.30pm
 Prince Bishop Shopping CentreOpen Daily 10am -4pm
 Palace Green Open 8am – 6pm
 Wharton Park Visitor Centre Open 10am – 4pm
 Railway Station Open During operating hours
 Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre Open Mon- Fri 6.30am – 8.30pm, Sat -Sun 7.30am- 4.30pm
 Gala Theatre and CinemaOpen Mon–Sat 9.30am -9.00pm. Sun 2.30pm-9pm
 Cathedral Open Mon – Sat 10am -pm, Sunday 12noon- 4pm
 Riverwalk Open 9am- midnight
 Bus Station Closed
 Park and Ride sites Open 7am-7pm