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DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery - CLOSED

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Will be missed by all

Was a great little place. It remembered those who fought and gave their lives for the country, as... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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I have visited this museum many times over the years, more so now I have moved back to the area. My... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Durham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
21 Dec 2016
“Will be missed by all”
27 Oct 2016
“A Great Museum...lost to the city.”
The museum tells the proud 200-year-old story of the Durham Light Infantry, especially during World War I and World War II. The displays focus on the experience of war, using letter and diary extracts, plus the actual voices of World War II...more
Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TU, England
+44 300 026 6590
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 November 2013

The DLI Museum tells the history of the Durham Light Infantry. It is in a nice setting, there is a lovely pond and picnic area outside. When I visited the cafe was not open( no doubt due to government cuts).I wish we had taken a...More

4  Thank Geordiefatther
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Unfortunately the council closing his historic part of our region. When I visited many exhibts has been removed, what was left was interesting but not much to see.You have till the end of the month before. It shuts. E entrance is a little under a...More

2  Thank Stephen A
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Was a great little place. It remembered those who fought and gave their lives for the country, as well as being very informative and interesting. There were common events where vehicles and weapons used in World War 2 would be shown outside. My family and...More

2  Thank Rambo1467
Reviewed 28 October 2016

It is terrible to think that the proud heritage of the DLI has been boxed up. I studied the Crimean war when at school and this museum was a rich resource. The only other place that you can remember the DLI now is in the...More

1  Thank Maggid62
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We bought an annual pass which is completely useless as dli no longer exists the grounds and walks were well worth visiting Some exhibitions were confusing Toilets clean Cafe good & very clean Food is quite expensive Not a lot of choice for meals Isn't...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I have visited this museum many times over the years, more so now I have moved back to the area. My children have visited many times, both with school and family. It was a wonderful place and a real tribute to people of the area...More

2  Thank nilocT
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It's a pity that this interesting little museum, a tribute to the members of the Durham Light Infantry, had to close. The exhibits are now in store but some can be seen at exhibitions such as that currently at the Palace Green Library in Durham...More

1  Thank Lancestrian
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Unfortunately the DLI no longer exists. It was closed in 2016 and the wonderful collections have been put into storage. Those wishing to see any particular item will need to make special arrangements with Durham's County Council.

Thank asgarth
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The original museum is now closed but they are looking for another suitable venue in Durham City hopefully they do as this is a much missed local museum.

Thank YHAMember
Reviewed 28 June 2016

University library on Palace Green is the new location for the museum.Im happy to say that we visited before it closed down.My husband made me come kicking and screaming as I thought I was going to be soooo bored. surprise to say we had a...More

2  Thank lottleauline
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Due to cost cutting exercise by council the museum has been permanently closed. Most of the artefacts are in store and some on display for special exhibitions at the Palace Green Library. Other need special viewing at Spennymoor depository

1  Thank Michael N
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This museum is now CLOSED. The new location is at the University Library on Palace Green where there is an interesting exhibition about the Somme 1916. If you are interested in medals they are not currently on display

1  Thank Catherine N
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