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Enigma @ Discovery Museum

22 October 2016 - 01 April 2018

Weekdays 10am - 4pm; Weekends 11am - 4pm

Donations welcome

See a rare Enigma machine, used to code secret messages during WW2.

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Ten Minute Talks @ Durham Cathedral

07 December 2016 - 27 December 2017

Every Wednesday at 2.00pm

£2.50 - £7.50 (under 5s free) available from the Visitor Desk in the Cathedral or in advance from

Each week you can find out more about the extraordinary and unusual objects on display, and still have time for lunch!

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Past and Present Tours @ Auckland Castle

23 March 2017 - 28 October 2017

Every Thursday at 12.30pm, Friday at 2pm and Saturday at 11am utni 28th October 2017

Just outside the Castle walls, in Bishop Auckland Market Place, volunteers from Auckland Castle Trust will be hosting a number of past, present and future tours

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Heritage Train Rides @ Stephenson Railway Museum

02 April 2017 - 29 October 2017

Only available on Sundays, Bank Holidays and special events days. - Times: 11.30am, 12.30pm 2pm and 3pm

Various prices - check the Stephenson Railway site for more details

Hop on board our heritage train rides - Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

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Moving In: Lady Molly Turns a House into a Home @ Wallington

08 May 2017 - 29 October 2017

12:00 - 17:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Discover how the Trevelyans turned the house at Wallington into a home when they moved in.

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Chapel Tours @ Auckland Castle

27 May 2017 - 23 December 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm weekly - check Auckland Castle website for exact dates

Join our knowledgeable guides in these 45 min tours exploring the history of the chapel

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The Treasures of St. Cuthbert @ Durham Cathedral

29 July 2017 - 31 December 2017

See these remarkable objects on permanent display in the spectacular Great Kitchen, part of Open Treasure, from 29 July.

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A Brief History of Theatre @ The Witham

18 October 2017 - 28 February 2018

8 weekly sessions from Wednesday 18 October plus 8 sessions from Wednesday 10 January 2018 all at 10 am - 12 noon


An illustrated lecture and discussion course

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Design Your Own Leaded Glass Panel (2-Day) @ Auckland Castle

24 October 2017 - 25 October 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£100 per person

Learn the skills of how to cut glass, lead the cut glass and solder-lead joints

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Victorian Baking @ Cragside

25 October 2017

13:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes

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Conservation in Action @ Cragside

25 October 2017

13:00 - 16:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue

Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection

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Warming Up Wallington @ Wallington

26 October 2017

13:30 - 14:00 // 14:15 - 14:45

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Find out about how our new biomass boiler keeps Wallington toasty

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Halloween: The Changing Traditions of an Ancient Festival @ Newcastle Castle

27 October 2017

18:00 To 19:00

£4.50, Payable Via Eventbrite. Tickets On Sale 15 September

Join cultural historian Gail-Nina Anderson for her latest talk.

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An Introduction To Leather Work - Belts @ Auckland Castle

02 November 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£65 per person

This one day course will introduce you to the principles of hand crafted leatherwork

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Pole Lathe: Make A 6" Bowl @ Auckland Castle

08 November 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£60 per person

On this day you will be introduced to working fresh, unseasoned wood from the log to make simple turned objects using a pole lathe.

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Create Christmas at Wallington @ Wallington

18 November 2017 - 19 November 2017

09:30 - 11:00 // 11:30 - 13:00 // 13:30 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Visit the house before it officially opens at Christmas for a sneaky peek behind the scenes and help us finish the Christmas decorating

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Talk: Great Britons of the 20th Century @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall

21 November 2017

7:30 pm

£2 (free to BACS members)

The talk builds on a BBC Greatest Britons vote in 2002 which identified only 3 figures from the 20th century

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History Wardrobe: Jolly Hockey Sticks @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum

26 November 2017


£8.50 (booking is essential)

A simply smashing show about school days and school stories


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