Market History Tours

Durham Market Hall




Why not join the free monthly tours of the Market Hall?


These give visitors the chance to delve into the past of building to discover not only more than 160 years’ history as home to the City’s markets but also its past as the site of a palace belonging to the Nevilles of Raby, as a factory and a workhouse.


Historian and Archivist, David Butler, will be giving free tours at 10.30am on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  Mr Butler, though not originally from Durham, has lived in the North East for more than 40 years, and gives regular guided walks around the city, county and the wider North East.  He has written and lectured extensively on aspects of the nineteenth century history of Durham City, including the history of the Durham Markets Company.


The hour long tours are free.  However, places on each tour are limited.  Anyone wishing to join a tour should email or call Karen on 0191 384 6153 to reserve their place.  Tours will leave from the Main Market Hall entrance off the Market Place. 


For more information on David Butler’s other walks, including his Ghost Walks, see .



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