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Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology

The Banks, Durham DH1 3EB, England
+44 191 334 1823
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Ranked #22 of 23 attractions in Durham
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Museum of Archaeology is currently closed to the public while we prepare for the opening of a new gallery. During the period of closure we will... more » Owner description: The Museum of Archaeology is currently closed to the public while we prepare for the opening of a new gallery. During the period of closure we will maintain our services to schools and the academic community. For more information please telephone the Oriental Museum or look at the relevant sections of this website. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this development work. Please bear with us while we work to improve our displays and services. « less
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

It's cheap to get in but it's opening hours are odd, it's looking very tired and is in desperate need of a good deal of maintenance. There's spelling mistakes galore in the displays, if you need something to keep the kids interested. It's a shame, as there is potential there.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Lots to do and see, excellent interactive exhibits upstairs for the kids - really engaging. Informative, interesting, and does a great job bringing history to life.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

it is a very interesting place on the river I was with a group of children who found it fun and interesting not for young very children I don't think

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Went down to the fulling mill and it was shut on a main holiday month in Britain. The board said it should be open until 3.30 pm

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Guilford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

good selection of interesting history and finds, compact and manageable size to be educational rather than overwhelming

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Housing a modest but well-presented archaeology display for the last three decades (the Mill used to be the dept of archaeology for a few years too), the collections and display are moving up to Palace Green some time later in 2013. The Roman Samian Ware (posh red table ware) collection is one of the finest anywhere.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

It's only £1 to get in and is run by the university but this is a very tired museum. There are a few bits and pieces on the ground floor that are quite interesting but could be better - they have obviously been on display for a long time. I imagine the upstairs is popular with kids as you get... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

The museum itself is mostly designed for younger visitors and there is no more than a few pieces on display. But the path that we walked to get there, alongside the river bank, was absolutely beautiful. It was so tranquil and calm that you don't want to leave. If you go to Durham don't miss walking from Durham Castle to... More

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Staff are knowledgeable, venue and activities are child friendly, location is excellent. The curating is great!

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The museum is home to an interesting (if slightly eclectic) selection of artefacts that don't take long to look at, but are well worth it for the modest price of entry. The museum itself is located in a charming mill by the river and makes a nice detour from the middle of town.

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