The museum tells the proud story of County Durham’s own Regiment The Durham Light Infantry from 1758 to 1968, with particular emphasis on WW1 & WW2. The displays focus on the experience of war, using letter & diary extracts, plus the actual voices of DLI WW2 soldiers. Displays also look at life on the Durham Home Front during WW2.
For visitors interested in researching family members who served in the DLI, the Regiment’s archive is housed at the Durham County Record Office – a few minutes walk from the museum.
Upstairs the Durham Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions and events from concerts and talks to practical workshops for children and adults. Contact us for a free colour events brochure.
Cafe, shop, free parking, attractive landscaped grounds. Fully accessible to all visitors, including those in wheelchairs.


Venue Details


Aykley Heads



  • 03000 266590

Entry Charges

Adult £4.00 Adult Concession £3.00 Child (4 - 16 years) £2.00 (under 4 years free) Family Pass (2 adults and up to 3 children) £10.50 Group bookings by arrangement. Charge includes admission to both Museum and Art Gallery.

Discounts Offered

  • Museums Association