List of museums in County Durham

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This list of museums in County Durham, England, contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Type Summary
Ankers House Museum StMaryandStCuthbertFront.jpg Chester-le-Street Religious Located at St Mary and St Cuthbert Church, medieval room used by anchorites
Auckland Castle Auckland Castle Crop.jpg Bishop Auckland Historic house Home of the Bishop of Durham for over 800 years
Beamish Museum Houses in the Beamish Museum 03.JPG Beamish Open air Focus is 1825 and 1913 life in urbanized North East England, includes trains, agriculture, industry exhibits
Bowes Museum Bowes Museum - geograph.org.uk - 123335.jpg Barnard Castle Art Includes fine art, decorative art, ceramics, textiles, tapestries, clocks and costumes
Darlington Railway Centre and Museum Fireless loco.jpg Darlington Railway Heritage railroad and museum
DLI Museum Durham Light Infantry Museum and Arts Centre - geograph.org.uk - 145003.jpg Durham Military History of the Durham Light Infantry, located in same building as the Durham Art Gallery
Durham Art Gallery Durham Light Infantry Museum and Arts Centre - geograph.org.uk - 145003.jpg Durham Art website, modern and contemporary art, located in same building as the DLI Museum
Durham Castle Yard2.jpg Durham Historic house Norman castle, part of University College, Durham, open for guided tours
Durham Cathedral Durham Kathedrale Nahaufnahme.jpg Durham Religious Includes tower, monk's dormitory, shrine of Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, exhibits on the cathedral's construction and history
Durham Heritage Centre and Museum Durham Heritage Centre.jpg Durham Local Local history
Durham University Museum of Archaeology Durham Archaeology Also known as Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology, part of the University of Durham, artifacts from prehistoric, Ancient Greece, Roman and Medieval periods
Durham University Oriental Museum Durham Ethnographic Part of the University of Durham, includes Chinese, Egyptian, Korean, Japanese and other far east and Asian artifacts
Hartlepool Art Gallery Christ Church, Hartlepool. - geograph.org.uk - 24512.jpg Hartlepool Art Operated by the Hartlepool Borough Council, exhibits of crafts, contemporary and fine art, and photography
Hartlepool's Maritime Experience Historical Quays, Hartlepool - geograph.org.uk - 93518.jpg Hartlepool Maritime Recreation of an 18th-century seaport in the time of Lord Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar
Heugh Gun Battery Heugh Battery entrance Geograph 1608024 d676d49f-by-Andrew-Curtis.jpg Hartlepool Military Restored 19th century coastal defense battery and exhibits about local coastal artillery forces
HMS Trincomalee HMS Trincomalee(Hartlepool Historic Quay) - geograph.org.uk - 209088.jpg Hartlepool Maritime Early 19th century Royal Navy Leda class frigate museum ship
Hopetown Carriage Works 1997-01158wm.jpg Durham Railway
North of England Lead Mining Museum Killhope Lead Mining Museum - geograph.org.uk - 71427.jpg Killhope Mining Also known as Killhope, former 19th century lead mine, minerals, life of the miner and family
Museum of Hartlepool PSWingfieldCastle.jpg Hartlepool Local Local history, maritime heritage, PS Wingfield Castle museum ship
National Railway Museum Shildon Steam Train at Shildon.jpg Shildon Railway Branch of the National Railway Museum, includes over 70 railway heritage vehicles
Preston Hall Museum & Park Victorian Street , Preston Park Museum - geograph.org.uk - 227016.jpg Preston-on-Tees Local Includes a recreated period street of the 1890s, period rooms, an armoury and a toy collection
Raby Castle Raby Castle (spring).jpg Staindrop Historic house Medieval castle with 18th & 19th century decorations, deer park, gardens
Rokeby Park Rokeby Hall, near Barnard Castle - geograph.org.uk - 91050.jpg Greta Bridge Historic house Palladian-style country house
Tanfield Railway Tanfield Railway pic 8.jpg Tanfield Railway Heritage railroad and shed with locomotives and equipment
Weardale Museum Ireshopeburn Local website, local history, mining, geology, John Wesley and Methodist memorabilia, farming, railway

Defunct museums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CLOSED - Vintage Vehicles Museum Shildon". Flicker. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 

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