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: Trade and Industry
Explore our detailed model of Durham's Market Place in the 1830s. Below the model is a photograph of the Market Place after it was rebuilt in the Victorian period. You can compare the model with the photograph to see how much the Market Place has changed.
Our displays illustrate Durham industries, past and present. Organs are still made in Durham today. Brewing, mustard manufacture, carpet-making, cotton-weaving and other industries, however, have all left the city.


There are few traditional shops left in the City. Butchers, bakers, chemists and even photography suppliers have all now gone. Our displays show the many wares sold in Durham shops in earlier times.