Look out for the dolls' house, it's a model of Hollytrees House. Discover what family life was like for the rich and the poor people. Hear the stories of those who lived and worked in Hollytrees, a beautiful Georgian town house built in 1718.
Meet Isaac Calthrop, a sedan chair carrier, who will fill you in on all the local goings-on.
Listen to Charles Gray Round and his family. Imagine what life was like for Mary Last, their servant.
The museum is free, so make sure you don't miss any of our changing displays.
There is a lift giving level access to all display rooms and visitor toilets - check our access page for further details. The shop is stocked with unique gifts for all tastes and ages.
Delve into Durham
Delve into Durham's amazing history with a break in 2018 and see the past come to life at award winning attractions and events. Don't miss the Bodies of Evidence exhibition at Palace Green Library or visit the majestic Durham Cathedral. Take a tour of Medieval Raby Castle, or visit the magnificent Bowes Museum. You could even take a tram ride!
Pets at Home
Head down to your local Pets at Home store during the summer holidays for a fantastic My Pet Pals activity workshop! Our My Pet Pals workshops help to teach children how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them responsibly. There's a truly hands-on approach to pet care, as well as loads of goodies..and the best bit is, it's all FREE! Book now