Museum of Archaeology

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Museum of Archaeology: The collections on display provide a fascinating insight into the rich heritage of the North East of England, as well as showcasing items from across Europe. Highlights include outstanding Roman collections together with Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Tudor finds from Durham city and the local area.

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Durham, County Durham, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Old Fulling Mill Museum Of Archaeology


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The Museum of Archaeology is situated on the Banks of the River Wear.

From the South
Drive north on the A1(M) and exit at Junction 62. Take the A690 signposted for Durham. Exit the motorway and follow the sign marked Durham City and Consett (this is a dual carriageway).

From the North
Drive south on the A1(M) and exit at Junction 62. Take the A690 signposted for Durham and Consett. Turn right at the roundabout and then follow directions as above.


From the Market Place
Walk down Silver Street towards Framwellgate Bridge, just before the bridge, take the steps down to the river bank path adjacent to Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge. Follow the riverside footpath to the Old Fulling Mill.

From the bus and train stations
Walk towards the city centre, crossing Framwellgate Bridge, immediately after crossing the bridge, take the steps down to the riverbank footpath adjacent to Cafe Rouge/Bella Italia. Follow the riverbank footpath to the Old Fulling Mill.

From the Cathedral
Walk up North Bailey onto South Bailey. At the end of the road, walk under the stone arch, past the barrier and down toward Prebends Bridge. Turn right before crossing the bridge and take the path closest to the river to reach the Museum of Archaeology.

Alternate route from Cathedral
With the Cathedral at your back, walk toward the Castle. Take the first turn to the left and follow the path downhill. Turn left and walk along the path until you reach the river, turn right along the riverbank path to reach the Museum of Archaeology.


Regular train services travel from London and Edinburgh to Durham. The journey takes approximately three hours from London, one and a half hours from Edinburgh, forty five minutes from York, or fifteen minutes from Newcastle. From the train station, it is approximately a 10 minute walk down hill and along the riverbank path to the museum.


There are several express coach services daily from most major cities.


The nearest airports are Newcastle International and Durham Tees Valley. Newcastle airport is linked to Durham by rail and by the Metro.


European scheduled ferry services travel to and from Newcastle on a regular basis.


Opening times:
11:00 - 16:0011:00 - 16:0011:00 - 16:0011:00 - 16:0011:00 - 16:0011:00 - 16:0011:00 - 16:00

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Address: Museum of Archaeology, The Banks, Durham City, County Durham, DH1 3EB, UK
Phone: +44 191 334 1823

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