World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre


Ever wanted to know more about Durham World Heritage Site, understand its importance, and the story behind its historic buildings?

Providing a perfect introduction to the Durham World Heritage Site for all ages, the visitor centre is the gateway to discovering what it is that makes Durham so significant, and what there is to see and do around the peninsula.

What’s On
Discover what it means to be a UNESCO world heritage site; lose yourself in an interactive map of World Heritage Sites around the world, learning more about iconic sites, and discovering obscure ones.

Through film and interactives, find out what it is that really makes Durham important.

Find out about events, hidden treasures, trails and walks, tours, exhibitions, performances and more. 

Linger, relax, or study here, in the courtyard of this restored 19th century almshouse. All are welcome. 

Buy tickets for local events, and souvenirs and gifts.


Guided walk around the city centre every Saturday* from June to September, leaving at 2pm from the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. No need to book! * No guided walk on 9th or 23rd July.

Opening Times


9:30 - 17:00


9:30 - 17:00


9:30 - 17:00


9:30 - 17:00


9:30 - 17:00


09.30 - 17:00


9:30 - 17:00


Find us

7 Owengate, Durham City, County Durham DH1 3HB

0191 334 3805