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DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery

Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TU , England
03000 266590
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Ranked #13 of 23 Attractions in Durham
Type: Museums
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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great museum,well set out splitting up both first &second world war weaponry and uniforms etc Afterwoods you can head to the cafe for a drink and time to reflect on what you have seen.

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Stanley, county durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

i never tire of visiting this place it has so much of interest to everyone of all ages and also has a good cafe and shop well woth a visit.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I visited the museum with my 84 year old father the staff were very friendly and helpful. The exhibits tell the history of the DLI with real accounts which brings it to life. The uniforms and medals are amazing. We did not visit the gallery. The cafe provided welcome refreshments with homemade cakes

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

visited for a display of old army vehicles, lots to see, and free of charge, lots of souvenirs....entertainment and lovely atmosphere, with lots of history. well worth a visit and very educational

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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Always wanted to come here as my father was in the DLI but never got round to it until now, we'll worth a visit it certainly brings old memories back

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I started going to this museum years ago when steve Shannon was curator and I thoroughly enjoy it. its set in beautiful peaceful grounds and follows the history of the local regiment with a great sense of pride an passion. it also has excellent disabled facilities regards

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Durham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you love anythng to do with the historic aspects of the wars then you'll probably like this place. It has hostoric facts in abundance and displays and exhibitions/events are frequent.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The DLI Museum display team know how to tug the heartstrings when dealing with modern warfare and do so cleverly with good use of artefacts and interpretation. Currently the whole place is very geared up to 20thC events which is understandable but I hope when this obsession with WWI and D-Day dies down their expertise is directed to telling the... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I took my toddler along to the DLI museum as a way of staying dry on a rainy day. The museum is based in a small wooded area, which I'm sure is lovely on a nice day, but we weren't able to fully appreciate it. The content is all based around Durham's local regiment. There are lots of displays featuring... More

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South Shields
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The DLI Museum tells the history of the Durham Light Infantry. It is in a nice setting, there is a lovely pond and picnic area outside. When I visited the cafe was not open( no doubt due to government cuts).I wish we had taken a picnic. There are plenty of artillery and other weapons which youngsters of all ages can... More

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