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About Our Collections

The main focus of our collections is the archaeology of North East England but the collection also includes national and international material, much of it excavated by members of Durham University’s Department of Archaeology.

Learn more about the history of the museum

Durham University also holds archives and special collections at Palace Green Library, and additional museum collections at our Oriental Museum, Durham Castle, and in our Art Collection 

You can access our online database to find out more about individual objects. 

Find out more about researching the collections.

Coloured photograph of two students sitting in the Museum of Archaeology.