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Palace Green Library

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Great exhibition - Bodies of Evidence

Visited the Bodies of Evidence exhibition that runs 9 June - 7 October 2018 Incredibly interesting... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Rick_Yvanovich
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Bodies of Evidence exhibition

In Durham for a College reunion and reading about this exhibition it was a "no-brainer". It was not... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
mgsnorwich
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections. Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Palace Green Library is a beautiful ancient building but also a vibrant part of Durham University. It is a working library with collections of valuable books for the academic or connoisseur. It has interesting exhibitions, currently The Somme, a good shop and a super cafe...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Went to visit the library to see the Somme display, was a bit surprised at the price £7.50 but thought for a couple of hours it should be okay. Well I am the kind of person who visits this kind of thing and can be...More

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PalaceGreenLibrary, Guest Relations Manager at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit. As noted on our website, the time it takes to visit the whole exhibition - comprised of two galleries and a third space containing an audio-visual and interactive opportunity - is anticipated...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed the Bodies of Evidence exhibition at Palace Green Library. It is definitely worth a visit if you're interested in history. I also was able to attend a talk about the Battle of Dunbar; this was a great opportunity to learn more about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some very ancinet books here ... so impressed with the level of historical eviednece... copy of the Mangna Carta for one was on display the weekend we were there !

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Visited the Bodies of Evidence exhibition that runs 9 June - 7 October 2018 Incredibly interesting scientific exhibition of the unearthing of the Dunbar soldiers

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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your feedback on the exhibition. Hopefully you can come back to see our next exhibition which is Catch Your Breath that runs 24th November 2018 to 17th March 2019.

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The café at Palace Green library is wonderful. Cheerful and helpful staff made our visit really nice. You don't have to visit the exhibition to use the café and there is a platform lift down to it for those with wheelchairs. The café is light...More

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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit to the cafe and hopefully you will be back again soon. Hopefully you will be able to visit our exhibitions within the building on your next visit.

Reviewed 20 September 2018

In Durham for a College reunion and reading about this exhibition it was a "no-brainer". It was not cheap (all of the other exhibits are free) this exhibition is based on a relatively recent discovery of a mass grave under what is now an extension...More

Thank mgsnorwich
PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for coming to see the Bodies of Evidence exhibition and pleased to hear you found it interesting. We have received lots of fantastic comments regarding the exhibition. Hope to see you again at future exhibitions at Palace Green Library.

Reviewed 23 August 2018

We were directed to the Scottish soldiers exhibition by one of the days out for families websites. It was well put together but clearly not aimed at small children (we had three) and with six of us it wasn't cheap. A couple of spelling mistakes...More

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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for visiting our exhibition and providing your feedback. We will definitely look into the spelling mistakes. We try to offer value for families with a family ticket option but we will take your comment into consideration when planning our next exhibition pricing.

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Two of us visited this Museum for the first time. It is small but the displays are themed and are very interesting. The DLI room is very moving. The exhibits showing the history of the area is well laid out and child friendly but adults...More

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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Many thanks for your visit and we look forward to seeing you next time.

Reviewed 23 June 2018

Not the easiest of places to see and navigate. There is a map which is difficult to follow. Some exhibitions are free others you have to pay and we could not work out which was where or where the cafe was so we left.More

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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Sorry to hear that your visit to Palace Green Library wasn't a success. Our friendly staff would have been happy to help at the desk so please next time you are in Durham come back to see us and we can help make the most...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018

Helpful and enthusiastic staff who booked us on the tours which start at the Library. Permanent displays in rooms dedicated to the Durham Light Infantry, and to Archeology. Special exhibition "Bodies of Evidence" about Scottish soldiers from the Battle of Dunbar found recently in a...More

Thank algernon204
PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks so much for your positive comments and that you found the exhibitions to be interesting. There is a lot to see so pleased that you managed to make the most of your visit. Hopefully see you again one day!

Reviewed 31 May 2018

We went in to see an exhibition on 10,000 years of Durham. Well explained, well laid out and interesting objects. Free and well worth a look round. Other temporary exhibitions are open from time to time.

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PalaceGreenLibrary, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Palace Green Library, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Our current temporary exhibition is now open: Bodies of Evidence: How science unearthed Durham’s dark secret. The exhibition is open until the 7th October so hopefully you can see this if you are back to Durham before then. Hopefully see you again soon.

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Hi Michael the best contact is This is Durham who can help you with all travel arrangements while you are here. Please visit their website for further information. Enjoy your visit!
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