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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
Chester-le-Street Religious Located at St Mary and St Cuthbert Church, medieval room used by anchorites
Auckland Castle
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Bishop Auckland Historic house Home of the Bishop of Durham for over 800 years
Beamish Museum
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Beamish Open air Focus is 1825 and 1913 life in urbanized North East England, includes trains, agriculture, industry exhibits
Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Bishop Auckland Town Hall.jpg
Bishop Auckland Art Former town hall, houses Bishop Auckland's main public library, a theatre, an art gallery, tourist information centre and a café-bar
Bowes Museum
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Barnard Castle Art Includes fine art, decorative art, ceramics, textiles, tapestries, clocks and costumes
DLI Museum
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Durham Military History of the Durham Light Infantry, located in same building as the Durham Art Gallery
Durham Art Gallery
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Durham Art website, modern and contemporary art, located in same building as the DLI Museum
Durham Castle
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 Mining Museum Spennymoor Mining website, mining in the Northern part of England
Durham Museum and Heritage Centre
Durham Heritage Centre.jpg
Durham Local Local history
Hartlepool Art Gallery
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Hartlepool Art Operated by the Hartlepool Borough Council, exhibits of crafts, contemporary and fine art, and photography
Hartlepool's Maritime Experience
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Hartlepool Maritime Recreation of an 18th-century seaport in the time of Lord Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar
Head of Steam
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Darlington Railway Heritage railroad and museum
Heugh Battery Museum
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
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Hartlepool Maritime Early 19th century Royal Navy Leda class frigate museum ship
Hopetown Carriage Works
Durham Railway
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Killhope Mining Former 19th century lead mine, minerals, life of the miner and family
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
Museum of Hartlepool
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
Oriental Museum Durham Ethnographic Part of the University of Durham, includes Chinese, Egyptian, Korean, Japanese and other far east and Asian artifacts
Palace Green Library Durham Library Part of the Durham University Library, exhibits from the University's collections in art, history, culture, literature, website
Preston Park Museum & Grounds
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Preston-on-Tees Local Includes a recreated period street of the 1890s, period rooms, an armoury and a toy collection
Raby Castle
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Staindrop Historic house Medieval castle with 18th & 19th century decorations, deer park, gardens
Rokeby Park
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Greta Bridge Historic house Palladian-style country house
Spennymoor Town Hall Art Gallery
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Spennymoor Art Municipal art gallery
Tanfield Railway
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Tanfield Railway Heritage railroad and shed with locomotives and equipment
Weardale Museum Ireshopeburn Local Local history, mining, geology, John Wesley and Methodist memorabilia, farming, railway

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

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