A new multi-million pound exhibition featuring artefacts dating back to the 14th Century it set to open at Durham CathedralRead the full story ›
Durham Cathedral's brand new multi-million pound exhibition opens this weekend. It's called Open Treasure, and visitors will be able to access parts of the cathedral that they don't normally get to see.
There's also a new exhibition on the cathedral itself and the history of Christianity in the North East.
Watch Frances Read's report:
A County Durham filmmaker has told the history of Durham Cathedral - in Lego.
Matt Smith, 36, of Durham-based video production company Lintelfilm, was asked by Durham Cathedral to make the animated short films to help launch the cathedral's Open Treasure exhibition, which launches on Saturday July 23.
Supported by a grant of £3.9 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the new permanent exhibition will give visitors access to the cathedral’s buildings and collections as never before.
Matt's film features interviews with people such as Visit England's Tourism Superstar 2016 Lilian Groves.
A trio of memorial crosses from a Somme battlefield will be displayed at Durham Cathedral to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.Read the full story ›
Durham Cathedral is hosting a special opportunity to photograph the inside of the iconic building on a summer’s evening this week.Read the full story ›
Durham Cathedral has launched a lottery to select who will place the final brick on the its famous LEGO model replicaRead the full story ›
The Acting Dean of Durham Cathedral says it will continue to admit visitors free of charge with the choice of a voluntary donation.Read the full story ›
A Durham Cathedral tour guide has been shortlisted for a national award to recognise her contribution to tourism.
Lilian Groves has been showing people the cathedral's sights for twenty five years. She is a passionate advocate of the North East; encouraging visitors to explore the region's other attractions.
Lilian, who is eighty seven, has been nominated in the 2016 Visit England Tourism Superstar competition. She already holds the title for County Durham. The contest recognises the dedication of those working in the tourism industry.
Each brick bought and placed contributes to the Cathedral's fundraising campaign.Read the full story ›
The two hundred thousandth brick will be put in place on a miniature lego model of Durham Cathedral at some point today.
The member of the public who buys the block will get a special medal.
The project is raising funds for the Cathedral's Open Treasure scheme.