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Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology

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Address: The Banks, Durham DH1 3RN, England
Phone Number: +44 191 334 2932
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Museum of Archaeology's collections range from the prehistoric to the...
The Museum of Archaeology's collections range from the prehistoric to the post-medieval. A major new gallery showcasing the Museum's collections is now open at Palace Green Library. A new permanent gallery uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham. Living on the Hills explores the lives of people who have lived and visited Durham through the tools and everyday objects they used, and the art and architecture they left behind to be rediscovered. Discover Prehistoric objects found by chance at the turn of the century, Roman objects uncovered by Victorian antiquarians and Medieval objects found during 1970s archaeological excavations. Entry to the gallery is free for everyone. The previous Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology on the banks of the river Wear is now closed to the public.
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Takes a while to find it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just off Saddler Street down from the bridge but is difficult to find. It is very small but has some very unusual items from Roman times.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Just off Saddler Street down from the bridge but is difficult to find. It is very small but has some very unusual items from Roman times.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Museum of Archaeology has now moved into it's new home in the Palace Green Library. It is free, modern, and has a sensible layout so you can see how the region has developed over time. The Old Fulling Mill is now closed to the public. Well worth a look, and good for the family.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Not really into archaeology but the setting is so nice it is difficult not to pay the small entry fee just to look round

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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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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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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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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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