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 August  2022

Until 29th Oct         Meet Saint Bede Exhibition and activities at Durham Cathedral

Until 30th Dec.       Unity is Strength. Durham Miners’ Gala Exhibition at Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Auckland

1-31st Aug              Charity Art Exhibition. Elvet and Bailey

1-31st Aug              Minibeast spotter activity Botanic Gardens

20th Aug  10.30      Riverbanks History walk, Cathedral 1.5miles. £5

15th&16th Aug         Peninsula road closure for Northern Gas Networks

18th Aug 10.30       Market Hall History Tour 

24th&25th Aug       Children’s Book Festival


Durham City Attractions Weekly Updates 2022

Scroll down for links or download a pdf

Durham City Attractions 1_8_22 (opens as pdf)

Updates for 8th and 15th August will be available from our trike in the Market Place or by emailing us durhampointers@gmail.com

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 

28/7-1/9 Monk Summer School Activities on Thursdays

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

Cathedral Museum (Closed Sundays in August)

    Mon- Fri self guided 10.00 – 15.30 (Last entry)

    Sat: check at visitor desk



Cathedral Tours

     Mon-Sat,10.30,11.30,13.30.  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 

The castle is closed on several days in August. Other days run as either guided or self guided tours. Check Castle website for up to date information

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)

Jun-Sept open Wed-Sun 11.00-16.30 plus Aug bank hol. 

Oct weekends.


Crook Hall Gardens

From 13th July – 30th Oct 10.00-17.00 (Carpark. 9.00-20.00)

Gardens and medieval hall only.


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