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)
Tickets at visitor desk.
Mon-Sat 10.00,11.00,12.00,13.00,14.00,15.00. Sun 13.00, 14.00
Open 10.00-17.00 daily. (19.00 Thurs). Comprises these free museums:
Tue – Fri 10.00-17.00 (19.00 Thurs), Sat-Sun 12.00- 17.00. CLOSED Mondays
Durham Museum(St Mary le Bow)
Open weekends and bank holidays April and May. Jun-Sept Wed-Sun plus bank hols. Oct weekends.
1hr walking tour. Booking essential. Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun only
Check with boat for times
Daily 10.00-18.00, last boat out 17.00
Mon-Sat 9.00 -16.30pm
Sat only 10.00-15.00 Free
Toilets open 10.00 -16.30
Café open Wed-Sun 10.00-16.00 (times vary)
Individual shop hours vary