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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 www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/open-treasure

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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Hadrian's Cavalry @ Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum


08 April 2017 - 10 September 2017

During museum opening hours

Free entry, donations welcome. No booking required.

Uncovering cavalry – what archaeology tells us about Roman cavalry


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Hadrian's Cavalry @ Great North Museum – Hancock


08 April 2017 - 10 September 2017

Donations welcome. No booking required

Shock and awe – the power of the Roman cavalryman’s mask


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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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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


24 May 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


24 May 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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Special Service: Evensong and Procession of the Feast of Saint Bede the Venerable @ Durham Cathedral


24 May 2017

5.15pm

We continue with our celebrations of Bede, 'the Father of English learning' with Choral Evensong and Procession


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Special Service: Ascension Day @ Durham Cathedral


25 May 2017

From 5.15pm

We celebrate Our Lord's Ascension to heaven with the Eucharist


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Special Services: Ascension Day @ Durham Cathedral


25 May 2017

From 5.15pm

We celebrate Our Lord's Ascension to heaven with the Eucharist.


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


27 May 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Bede Study Day @ Durham Cathedral


27 May 2017

10.00am - 3.00pm

A free event with donations of £10 welcome on the day

On this annual study day to celebrate the Venerable Bede, speakers will explore aspects of his enormous output of theological and other works


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Happy Birthday Belsay Hall! @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens


27 May 2017 - 29 May 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Join Belsay over the bank holiday weekend for a 200th celebration of this iconic Northumberland building


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Medieval Weekend @ Warkworth Castle and Hermitage


27 May 2017 - 29 May 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Celebrate the story of one of Northumberland's most iconic castles with a weekend of Medieval festivities.


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World War I Lecture Series: Home Comforts: The Role of the Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals @ The Bowes Museum


27 May 2017

2.30pm

£3.00 (inc. refreshments) or free with admission or for Museum Friends

Explore the role of the Red Cross and the work of volunteers to aid the recovery of the wounded and sick soldiers sent to the North of England


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Leaded Glass Panel @ Auckland Castle


27 May 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£45 per person

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


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Long Bow @ Auckland Castle


27 May 2017 - 28 May 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£80 per person

Create your long bow alongside instructor, Tony Saunders in this 2-day workshop.


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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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Behind The Scenes Tours @ Auckland Castle


27 May 2017 - 31 July 2017

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm various dates, check the Auckland Castle website for details

Visitors are being given the chance to go behind closed doors for a sneak peek inside the £17m restoration of Auckland Castle


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Dragon Cycle Trail Opening @ Wallington


28 May 2017 - 29 May 2017

11:00 - 16:00

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

Come and celebrate all things pedal powered at the launch of the new Dragon Cycle Trail.


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Intrigue and Strife at Gibside: Guided Tour @ Gibside


28 May 2017 - 29 May 2017

13:00 - 14:00

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

Discover the rise and fall of Gibside's families


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Blacksmith’s Workshop @ Killhope


28 May 2017

10.30am – 3.30pm

£50 including lunch and refreshments

Learn the skills of the Blacksmith under the guidance of our own Chris Askew and make a fire poker to take home.


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Lindisfarne Pilgrimage @ Lindisfarne Priory


29 May 2017 - 31 May 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

The holy island of Lindisfarne on the Northumberland Coast has a chequered past, a home of saints, sinners, serenity and violence


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Long Bow @ Auckland Castle


29 May 2017 - 30 May 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£80 per person

Create your long bow alongside instructor, Tony Saunders in this 2-day workshop.


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Time to Dress @ Cragside


30 May 2017

Various times - see the Cragside website for more details

Group: £10.00

A Victorian costume activity session for children lead by the Learning Team


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Give It A Whirl Wednesday @ Cragside


31 May 2017

11:00 - 15:00

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

Make a craft and take it home to try out.


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


31 May 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


31 May 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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50 Things Friday @ Cragside


02 June 2017

11:00 - 15:00

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

Tick off activities in your adventure scrapbook.


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


03 June 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Prudhoe under Siege! @ Prudhoe Castle


03 June 2017 - 04 June 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Prudhoe Castle is under siege once again!


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The Gorgeous Georgians with Terry Deary and Eboracum Baroque @ Gibside


03 June 2017

18:30 - 19:30

£10.00 / £5.00

In the lovely setting of Gibside Chapel, hear about what life was like for the composer George Friedrich Handel living in Georgian Britain and expect a gruesome tale or two along the way


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Tyne Theatre Summer Guided Tours 2017 @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


03 June 2017

11.00am

Tickets are priced £5 (Plus 50p booking fee when booking online or over the phone)

A day out at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House will take you back nearly 150 years!


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Treasures of Durham Cathedral Library: Letters and Learning @ Durham Cathedral


03 June 2017

2.00pm – 3.00pm & 3.30pm – 4.30pm

£5 (£4.50 concessions) available from the Visitor Desk at the West End of Durham Cathedral. Tickets can be bought in advance or on the day, subject to availability.

Come and see a selection of manuscripts and early printed books in the beautiful surroundings of the Refectory Library


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


07 June 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


07 June 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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Old Newcastle: An Illustrated Talk @ Newcastle Castle


09 June 2017

18:00 To 19:15

£3.50, Payable Via Eventbrite

Join Alex Iles for this talk about the archaeology and social history of the area now referred to as ‘Old Newcastle’


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


10 June 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Northumberland Miners' Picnic @ Woodhorn Museum


10 June 2017

All day event

The Northumberland Miners’ Picnic 2017: a fun, family day out rooted in local heritage reimagined with a contemporary twist!


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


14 June 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


14 June 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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Inaugural Michael Ramsey Lecture @ Durham Cathedral


14 June 2017

6.30pm, Prior's Hall

Canon Professor Michael Snape delivers a lecture on ‘Anglicanism, Great Britain and America in the First World War: The Wartime Career of Bishop Charles Henry Brent’.


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Special Service: Corpus Christi @ Durham Cathedral


15 June 2017

The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin, ‘the Body of Christ’) is a day in which we give thanks for the gift of Holy Communion.


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


17 June 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Medieval Mischief 2017 @ Newcastle Castle


17 June 2017 - 18 June 2017

10:00 To 16:30

Free Entry

Across the weekend, the Castle will be open free of charge, allowing visitors to step back in time once more…


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Letter Carving In Stone @ Auckland Castle


17 June 2017 - 18 June 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£120 per person

In this workshop, join Peter Graham, to learn how to carve letters into stone.


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Basket Weaving @ Auckland Castle


17 June 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£30 per person

Discover and learn the art of Basket Weaving in this workshop, with instructor Victoria Conner of Willow Barn


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Blacksmith A Rams Head Poker @ Auckland Castle


17 June 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£45 per person

In this workshop, participants will work alongside tutor, Adrian Wood to make a Rams Head Poker.


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Blacksmith’s Workshop @ Killhope


18 June 2017

10.30am – 3.30pm

£50 including lunch and refreshments

Learn the skills of the Blacksmith under the guidance of our own Chris Askew and make a fire poker to take home.


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


21 June 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


21 June 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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Glass Fusing Workshop @ Auckland Castle


21 June 2017

1:00 am - 4:00 am

£30 per person

Learn how the Heritage Skill of Glass Fusing in this workshop.


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Glass Fusing Workshop @ Auckland Castle


21 June 2017

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

£30 per person

Learn how the Heritage Skill of Glass Fusing in this workshop.


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Special Service: Authorised Pastoral Assistants Commissioning Service @ Durham Cathedral


22 June 2017

7.00pm

At this service those who have newly completed the training course are commissioned and existing APAs rededicate themselves to pastoral service.


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


24 June 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


28 June 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


28 June 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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Making Spoons @ Auckland Castle


30 June 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£45 per person.

One day course suitable for beginners with Maurice Pyle


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


01 July 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Special Service: Ordination of Priests @ Durham Cathedral


01 July 2017

New Priests in the Diocese are ordained by the Bishop, and their ministry inaugurated, in a celebratory service at the Cathedral.


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Special Service: Ordination of Deacons @ Durham Cathedral


02 July 2017

10.00am

New Deacons of the Diocese are ordained by the Bishop, and their ministry inaugurated


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


05 July 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


05 July 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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Special Service: Evensong Broadcast by BBC Radio 3 @ Durham Cathedral


05 July 2017

3.30pm

Join us as this daily service is broadcast, with music by Durham Cathedral Choir


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Blacksmith A Dragon Head Coat Hook @ Auckland Castle


06 July 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£45 per person.

Join Adrian Wood, artist Blacksmith for an introduction to blacksmithing.


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Historical Horror Tours @ Newcastle Castle


07 July 2017 - 08 July 2017

17:00 To 22:00

£10, Payable To The Historical Combat Company

The Historical Combat Company is back to present an evening of walking theatrical performances that will inform and terrify you!


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


08 July 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Special Service: Durham Miners' Gala Festival Service @ Durham Cathedral


08 July 2017

3.00pm

An annual service as part of the Miners’ Gala; a vibrant and joyful celebration of County Durham’s mining tradition.


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Father's Day Leather Water Bottle Workshop (2 Day) @ Auckland Castle


08 July 2017 - 09 July 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£120 per person

Treat your dad this Fathers Day, to a 2 day Leather Water Bottle Workshop.


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Tyne Theatre Summer Guided Tours 2017 @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


09 July 2017

11.00am

Tickets are priced £5 (Plus 50p booking fee when booking online or over the phone)

A day out at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House will take you back nearly 150 years!


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Special Service: Matins For HM Courts of Justice @ Durham Cathedral


09 July 2017

11.00am

The Cathedral community gives thanks for those who share the task of maintaining the Queen's peace throughout the north-east region with a festal service of Matins.


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


12 July 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


12 July 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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How Do You Recognise A Fairy? An Illustrated Talk @ Newcastle Castle


14 July 2017

18:00 To 19:00

£4.50, Payable Via Eventbrite

This illustrated talk tracks how fairies changed once they moved from being creatures of oral folklore to being visualised via the expectations of academic art


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


15 July 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Chesters Cavalry! @ Chesters Roman Fort and Museum


15 July 2017 - 16 July 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Meet fast-paced cavalry warriors with their unique and ancient weapons


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Father's Day Leather Water Bottle Workshop (2 Day) @ Auckland Castle


15 July 2017 - 16 July 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£120 per person

Treat your dad this Fathers Day, to a 2 day Leather Water Bottle Workshop.


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Traditional Pole Lathe - Green Wood Turning @ Auckland Castle


15 July 2017

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

£45 per person

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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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


19 July 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


19 July 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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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


22 July 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Blacksmith’s Workshop @ Killhope


23 July 2017

10.30am – 3.30pm

£50 including lunch and refreshments

Learn the skills of the Blacksmith under the guidance of our own Chris Askew and make a fire poker to take home.


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


26 July 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


26 July 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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Time Travel Thursdays @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


27 July 2017

10.00am – 3.00pm

Included in admission and yearly passes.

Come along and travel with us to get a taste of what life was like at different times in the past


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Basic Medieval Gold-Work Embroidery @ Auckland Castle


27 July 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£35 per person

This workshop is a one day class exploring the goldwork embroidery techniques used from the Anglo-Saxon era until the golden age of opus Anglicanum


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Story of Lindisfarne @ Lindisfarne Priory


28 July 2017 - 30 July 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

The holy island of Lindisfarne on the Northumberland Coast has a chequered past, a home of saints, sinners, serenity and violence.


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


29 July 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Knights Tournament @ Tynemouth Priory and Castle


29 July 2017 - 30 July 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Feel the heat of this fiery contest at Tynemouth Priory & Castle as rival knights show their prowess at archery and swordsmanship.


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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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Medieval Season: Myths and Legends @ Warkworth Castle and Hermitage


01 August 2017 - 02 August 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Enjoy our tales of myths and legends at Warkworth Castle in Northumberland


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


02 August 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


02 August 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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Time Travel Thursdays @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


03 August 2017

10.00am – 3.00pm

Included in admission and yearly passes.

Come along and travel with us to get a taste of what life was like at different times in the past


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


05 August 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Tyne Theatre Summer Guided Tours 2017 @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


05 August 2017

11.00am

Tickets are priced £5 (Plus 50p booking fee when booking online or over the phone)

A day out at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House will take you back nearly 150 years!


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Medieval Season: Courtly Combat @ Warkworth Castle and Hermitage


08 August 2017 - 10 August 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Thrill to the clash of steel as knights perform a medieval Tournament at Warkworth Castle in Northumberland


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


09 August 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


09 August 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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Time Travel Thursdays @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


10 August 2017

10.00am – 3.00pm

Included in admission and yearly passes.

Come along and travel with us to get a taste of what life was like at different times in the past


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Story of Lindisfarne @ Lindisfarne Priory


11 August 2017 - 13 August 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

The holy island of Lindisfarne on the Northumberland Coast has a chequered past, a home of saints, sinners, serenity and violence.


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


12 August 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Medieval Courtly Combat @ Tynemouth Priory and Castle


12 August 2017 - 13 August 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Thrill to the clash of steel as knights perform a medieval Tournament at Tynemouth Priory & Castle this weekend


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Blacksmith’s Workshop @ Killhope


13 August 2017

10.30am – 3.30pm

£50 including lunch and refreshments

Learn the skills of the Blacksmith under the guidance of our own Chris Askew and make a fire poker to take home.


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Medieval Season: Fighting Knights @ Warkworth Castle and Hermitage


15 August 2017 - 16 August 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Cheer on our fighting knights at Warkworth Castle in this summer as two highly trained knights take to the arena for spectacular displays of combat


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


16 August 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


16 August 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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Time Travel Thursdays @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


17 August 2017

10.00am – 3.00pm

Included in admission and yearly passes.

Come along and travel with us to get a taste of what life was like at different times in the past


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


19 August 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Return of the Romans @ Chesters Roman Fort and Museum


19 August 2017 - 20 August 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

To mark the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian becoming an emperor the Roman will return to the northern frontier of Roman Britain!


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Hadrian's Cavalry LIVE! The Romans Ride Again @ Great North Museum – Hancock


19 August 2017 - 20 August 2017

Free entry, donations welcome. No booking required

The riders of Hadrian's Cavalry demonstrate their skills on horseback


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Medieval Season: Fighting Knights @ Warkworth Castle and Hermitage


22 August 2017 - 23 August 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Cheer on our fighting knights at Warkworth Castle in this summer as two highly trained knights take to the arena for spectacular displays of combat


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


23 August 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


23 August 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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Carve A Poppy In Limestone @ Auckland Castle


23 August 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£40 per person

Mason and Forster stonemasons have a combined 50 years’ experience in their craft.


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Time Travel Thursdays @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


24 August 2017

10.00am – 3.00pm

Included in admission and yearly passes.

Come along and travel with us to get a taste of what life was like at different times in the past


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Story of Lindisfarne @ Lindisfarne Priory


25 August 2017 - 27 August 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

The holy island of Lindisfarne on the Northumberland Coast has a chequered past, a home of saints, sinners, serenity and violence.


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


26 August 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Hand Bound Leather Journal Workshop @ Auckland Castle


26 August 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£65 per person

A Hands-On course during which you will learn how to mark out, cut and much more, to create your own leather journal.


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Hadrian's Cavalry LIVE! The Romans Ride Again @ Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum


27 August 2017 - 28 August 2017

Free entry, donations welcome. No booking required

The riders of Hadrian's Cavalry demonstrate their skills on horseback


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Bell Peal @ Durham Cathedral


28 August 2017

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Listen to the Cathedral Guild of Bell Ringers as they ring their annual August Bank Holiday bell peal


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


30 August 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


30 August 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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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


02 September 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


06 September 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


06 September 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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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


09 September 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Heritage Open Days @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


09 September 2017 - 10 September 2017

10.00am - 4.00pm

Come along and enjoy free access to the Head of Steam Museum as we participate in the national Heritage Open Days!


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


13 September 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


13 September 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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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


16 September 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Benedictine Week @ Durham Cathedral


18 September 2017 - 22 September 2017

Join us for our annual Benedictine Week, an opportunity to explore in more depth the historical and living tradition of St Benedict


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


20 September 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


20 September 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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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


23 September 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


27 September 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


27 September 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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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


30 September 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


04 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


04 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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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


07 October 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


11 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


11 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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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


14 October 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


18 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


18 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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New Ways of Seeing: Creating Pathways to Confident Market Towns @ Berwick Visual Arts


19 October 2017 - 20 October 2017

All day, located at Berwick Town Hall and The Maltings

New Ways of Seeing aims to forge creative pathways towards confident market towns.


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Historical Horror Tours @ Newcastle Castle


20 October 2017 - 21 October 2017

17:00 To 22:00

£10, Payable To The Historical Combat Company

The Historical Combat Company is back to present an evening of walking theatrical performances that will inform and terrify you!


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


21 October 2017

12:30 - 13:00

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

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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


26 November 2017

1.30pm

£8.50 (booking is essential)

A simply smashing show about school days and school stories


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