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King Richard III: The Durham Connection

An important new addition to the Museum's permanent collection is a set of four glorious, back-lit stained glass windows featuring members of the Neville family.

The Nevilles of nearby Brancepeth and Raby Castles were one of the richest and most powerful dynasties in England until their fall from grace in the reign of Elizabeth I.

This photo of one of the windows shows the beautiful Cecily Neville, 'The Rose of Raby'. She married Richard, Duke of York and, chief among their children, were King Edward IV and his infamous brother Richard III!


The Museum will open again on 5th April, 2pm to 4.30pm.

The temporary Exhibition is “Making the Journey” the sculpture by local artist Fenwick Lawson, photographs, drawings and bronzes.

A new acquisition is the old font from the church of St Mary the Less, South Bailey.

Opening times:

April, May & October
Weekends and Bank Holidays
2.00pm to 4.30pm

June & September
Daily 2.00pm to 4,30pm

July & August
Daily 11.00am to 4.30pm


Adults £2.50
Concessions £2.00
Children 50p