Early Durham

Georgian Durham

Victorian Durham:-

+ Trade & Industry

+ Social & Domestic Life

+ Changing Times

Modern Durham

Durham's Black History

Art in The Museum

Brass Rubbing

Special Exhibition




Victorian Durham: Social and Domestic Life

Victorian home life in Durham is illustrated with items of lighting, heating the home, doing the washing, cleaning and cooking.

In addition, examples of domestic crafts such as embroidery and quilting are on display in the museum.

Some of our displays are devoted to local schools. They include the 'Death Chair' - an old sedan chair from Durham School that was used to carry sick boys to the infirmary.

The river played an important part in the leisure and sporting life in Durham. Brown's Boathouse was the centre of boat building and the hiring of pleasure craft. On display is a small boat that Mr Brown made for his son in 1904. On the right is a photo of local boat club members.