The Museum

The Building

The Bow Trust

The Museum
Durham Museum is located in the City of Durham in the North of England. Founded in 1976, Durham Museum occupies the redundant parish church of St. Mary-le-Bow, situated next to the World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and Castle.

Durham Museum presents the history of the people of Durham from medieval times to the present day. Our displays combine objects, models, pictures and audio-visual media. The displays provide an overview of life, labour and leisure in this ancient fortified city, major centre of pilgrimage and capital of the Prince Bishops of Durham.

Durham Museum sculpture garden contains two superb works by renowned Durham sculptor, Fenwick Lawson.

Durham Museum also features brass rubbing and a shop.