Open Treasure is a new world-class exhibition experience now open at the heart of Durham Cathedral.
Durham Cathedral has invested over £10 million in Open Treasure, part of a major development project which has transformed how visitors enjoy the Cathedral and gain inspiration from it.
Open Treasure gives visitors access to previously hidden spaces within the Cathedral’s magnificent Claustral buildings, showcasing the Cathedral’s collections so that they can be discovered and enjoyed by many more people of all ages.
The journey begins in the Monks’ Dormitory and continues through a new state-of-the-art Collections Gallery into the Great Kitchen, before visitors return to the Cloister via the Pilgrimage and Community Galleries in the Covey. These new exhibition spaces allow the Cathedral to display treasures from its internationally important collection with a dynamic rolling exhibition programme.
A complementary programme of learning and outreach is providing a range of exciting learning opportunities and events for school children, families and community groups.