Each week during our season you’ll find information here about any special events happening in the city, as well as up to date information about all the local attractions.


Special events in Durham City  May 2022

19th May 10.00              Brancepeth Castle tour.

23rd May 18.30-21.00.   Cathedrals at Night, Durham Cathedral  (inc ½ price museum tickets)

24th May  18.00             The Miners’ Strike in Co Durham, Talk, Town Hall. Free 

28th May 9.00-17.00      Ushaw Classic car show

29th May  11.00-19.00   Durham Pride (ticketed event) The Sands

5th Aprl- 3rd July             Crown and Cathedral exhibition at Durham Cathedral Museum

16th April – 25th June     Roald Dahl’s BFG: Quentin Blake illustrations, Gala Gallery

All May:                         Botanic Gardens: Bluebell walks & Beautiful birds spotter activity.



Durham City Attractions Weekly Updates 2022

We cannot guarantee accuracy.Please check with individual attractions

Attractions 22May22 (opens as pdf)

Public Toilets in the city 2022 (opens as a pdf)


Durham Cathedral (free/donation)

Mon – Sat 10.00-16.00 Sunday 12.00-16.00 

Look around yourself, chat to a cathedral guide, book on one of the tours below:

     Last entry 15.30pm

     Cathedral Tours

     Mon-Sat,10.30,11.30,13.30. Sun 13.30 Max 12

     Cathedral Tower Tours

    Tickets at visitor desk. 

     Mon-Sat 10.00,11.00,12.00,13.00,14.00,15.00. Sun 13.00, 14.00


Durham UniPalace Green Library

Open 10.00-17.00 daily. (19.00 Thurs). Comprises these free museums:

     World Heritage Site Visitor Centre 

     Archaeology Museum

     DLI Gallery

     Cosin’s Library open Wed-Sun ( Bank Hols) 11.00-15.00


Durham UniDurham Castle

Guided tours throughout the year in the afternoons (13.15-16.15) during university term (25/4-24/6), mornings and afternoons during university holidays.

Durham UniOriental Museum

Tue – Fri 10.00-17.00 (19.00 Thurs), Sat-Sun 12.00- 17.00. CLOSED Mondays

Prebook online up to 1 week ahead. Free

Durham UniBotanic Garden

Daily 10.00 -17.00 Standard charges. Cafe. Toilets 


Durham Museum(St Mary le Bow)

Open weekends and bank holidays April and May. Jun-Sept Wed-Sun plus bank hols. Oct weekends.

Around Durham City Tours

1hr walking tour. Booking essential. Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun only


Prince Bishop River Cruiser

Check with boat for times

Rowing Boats

Daily 10.00-18.00, last boat out 17.00 


Durham Market Hall

Mon-Sat 9.00 -16.30pm

Town Hall Tours

Sat only 10.00-15.00 Free 

Wharton Park

Toilets open 10.00 -16.30 

Café open Wed-Sun 10.00-16.00 (times vary)

Fowlers Yard

Individual shop hours vary

Adventure Valley

Book online