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Palace Green Library

Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RN, England
+44 191 334 2932
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Very informative place. A lot of people who were at hand to answer any questions and to advise... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pamhogg45
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Great place to visit to see archaeological exhibits

Part of the DLI exhibit and the archaeological display...very worthwhile. Staff were very friendly... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
nevilledart
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections. Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
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Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RN, England
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"magna carta"
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"lindisfarne gospels"
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"exhibition space"
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"durham university"
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"on display"
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"coffee shop"
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"scones"
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"folklore"
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"infantry"
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"cafe"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative place. A lot of people who were at hand to answer any questions and to advise where to go

Thank pamhogg45
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks very much for your feedback. Hopefully you will come back and see us again if passing!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Part of the DLI exhibit and the archaeological display...very worthwhile. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Thank you!

Thank nevilledart
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovley feedback and pleased to hear you enjoyed the exhibitions.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This place has been renovated since our last visit. Although they are changing displays at present there is the Archeology Museum upstairs which is good for 30 minutes and the interesting DLI room for another 10 or 15 maybe. The cafe at the rear looks...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Very nice building and enjoyed looking at the two exhibits they have on at the moment. Staff were friendly and happy to help you. There is also a coffee shop but I didn’t go in but it looked very nice.

Thank Holiday-Lady25
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed viewing the exhibitions and the staff were helpful. Next time hopefully you will be tempted to stay for drink/snack in the café.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is a quiet haven in the midst of this World Heritage site, adjacent to some of the leading exhibitions, including the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Thank Kitty G
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

I'm pleased to hear you found the café peaceful and you enjoyed seeing the exhibitions. Come back and visit soon!

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Two exhibitions one on archaeology and one on the Durham Light Infantry. The archaeology display wascunusual in that it was connected with the efforts of law abiding metal detectorists. The DLI display made up for the lost of the DLI museum.

Thank rogerrobert98
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Many thanks for your review and pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Almost deathly quiet library right in the heart of Durham. Very much worht a trip if you want to study some great historical documents and also get your head down and do some real work.

Thank Elliot D
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback and pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

If you are in the cathedral area , well worth a look in and what items are on display , a couple of semi permeant exhibitions and some not Useful washroom faculties on hand of which I was most grateful for on a very cold...More

Thank P_J_Murphy1962
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Service Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Pleased to hear you stopped by to see the exhibitions. Our next exhibition Hell, Heaven and Hope: A Journey through life and the afterlife with Dante opens 2nd December 2017 until 18th March 2018 so please call back to see this exhibition.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Visited three great exhibitions here, archaeology was interesting, the Durham Light Infantry one was extremely interesting and poignant plus a real fun game to play about their campaigns, lastly the fairy display, again really interesting, old English tales of folklore, presented very well. Staff on...More

Thank lincolnhatter
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thanks for your feedback on the exhibitions and pleased you enjoyed them. Our next exhibition Hell, Heaven and Hope: A Journey through life and the afterlife with Dante opens 2nd December 2017 until 18th March 2018 so please call back to see this exhibition.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Palace Green Library has put on many major exhibitions including the Lindisfarne Gospels and Magna Carta. At the moment they are inbetween big exhibitions but have a lovely free little gallery which is all about “fairies”. These are not your average cute pink fairies with...More

Thank durham_lark
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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and pleased to hear that you and your son had fun in the Between World's exhibition. We have an under 5's group that meets every Monday morning at 10.30 - Little Bookworm's, it would be great to see you...More

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Pronto1_11
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Hi Michael the best contact is This is Durham who can help you with all travel arrangements while you are here. Please visit their website for further information. Enjoy your visit!
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