Durham History Centre Planning Application Submitted

The proposed development, designed by Ryder Architecture, would bring together archive, heritage and registration services for the county.

If approved, the centre will tell the story of the county’s history and heritage through historic records, photographs and objects and will also host exhibitions, activities and events and provide a countywide outreach programme for children, schools and communities.

The focus would be on the stories of working people and everyday families, with people able to discover and explore the county’s rich history from nationally and internationally significant collections.

In addition to the county’s archives, which are currently accessed more than one million times a year, the centre would house historic registration records, historic environment and archaeology records and local studies collections.

Read more: Durham County Council

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