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Durham's Earliest Resident Unearthed

Durham University archaeologists have discovered human remains they believe to be Durham’s earliest known resident. A team from the University’s Archaeological Services unearthed the bone fragments while excavating off Claypath, in Durham City, on a site developed and now operated by student accommodation provider Student Castle.  Read more

Beamish Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Beamish Museum is marking its Golden Jubilee in 2020 and is inviting groups to celebrate the milestone during a trip to the award-winning attraction.  Read more

West End Comes to Durham

Durham University students are going to be performing the beloved musical ‘Oklahoma!’ this January in Durham’s very own Gala Theatre.  Read more

Rachel sets out to Inspire

Durham Wildlife Trust has taken on a new member of staff to promote its recently-refurbished visitor centre at the Low Barns nature reserve.  Read more

National Award Win for Beamish Museum

Delighted staff and volunteers at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North are celebrating after winning a national award.  Read more

New Bus Depot at Beamish Museum

The new Northern General Transport Bus Depot has opened its doors at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North – helping to preserve transport heritage and engineering skills, along with the century-old Northern name.  Read more

Wildlife Trust brings people closer to wildlife

Durham Wildlife Trust has launched a new initiative to bring people closer to wildlife in their area.  Read more

Alison Takes on a New Challenge

Durham Wildlife Trust has taken on a new Volunteer Conservation Trainee, based at its Low Barns Nature Reserve near Witton Le Wear and funded by the Prince’s Countryside Fund.  Read more

Newcastle Gallery has been Transformed

Lothar Götz is an artist best known for his large-scale, site-specific wall paintings, transforming spaces with vibrant colours and shapes. His new commission at Newcastle University’s Hatton Gallery is no exception.  Read more

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