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DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery

Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TU , England
0191 3842214
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Ranked #13 of 23 attractions in Durham
Type: Museums
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The Durham Light Infantryman museum tells the story of this local regiment. It's fascinating and has a free car park and a cafe.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

They've done a good job with the DLI museum. As we reach saturation point of especially WW1 themed media, this museum does well to bring back the human element of war. Some very moving stories from the origins of the regiment to its modern form. Genuinely interesting pieces from trench clubs to rifles etc. Not entirely sure about encouraging visitors,... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

a nice museum plenty of interesting items on display here hidden away in the woods so you have to follow the road to get in to it

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Peterborough
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

We visited as the castle and crook hall were closed but it is well worth a visit in its own right. Lots of personal stories included in the displays. Reception staff very helpful. Interactive displays for children.

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grand rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The Durham Light Infantry has a long and well-documented history. The museum did a good job with exhibits and provided plenty of context. Loved the German helmet try-on station--who ever had that one had a fat head. Unfortunately, the art gallery was closed when we were there.

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