- Durham City Arts Festival
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An opportunity to discover a hidden gem of Durham city which dates back to the 14th century. Durham Town Hall and Guildhall have colourful histories and both house long-standing civic traditions that continue to the present day.
Do not miss this opportunity to discover a true hidden gem. Dating back to the 14th century Durham Town Hall has been at the centre of Civic life for centuries and houses many fascinating stories, histories and long standing traditions; many of which continue to this day. It is still the official office of the Mayor of Durham and the Mayoral Bodyguard, a tradition dating back to 1602. The oldest part of the Town Hall is the Guildhall and this room remains the historic home of the Durham City Freemen; a group whose craft guilds and political decisions shaped Durham for more than 500 years.
Thursday 6 September: Open 1000-1500 Guided Tours 1300
Friday 7 September: Open 1000-1500 Guided Tours 1300
Saturday 8 September: Open 1000-1500 Guided Tours 1300
Sunday 9 September: Open 1000-1500 Guided Tours 1300
Thursday 13 September: Open 1000-1500 Guided Tours 1300
Friday 14 September: Open 1000-1500 Guided Tours 1300
Saturday 15 September: Open 1000-1500 Guided Tours 1300
Sunday 16 September: Open 1000-1500 Guided Tours 1300
Call: 03000 267955
There is partial lift access to some rooms on this site, however some period rooms have stepped access only. Please note this is a walking tour of the site and you will be travelling from room to room.
Max 20 people per tour/session. Tours last approximately 1hour. Tours last approximately one hour. This is a walking tour with limited wheelchair access; please contact the Town Hall for further details. Tel: 03000 267955 Contact for the day: Durham Town Hall reception - 03000 267955
Please enter via the glass fronted reception area in the the corner of the Market Place next to St Nicholas Church.