Durham Markets Company

Established 1851.



Welcome to Durham Markets.


Durham Markets Company has been operating markets in Durham City since 1851.


We own and operate Durham Market Hall, as well as operating a variety of other markets and events, both in Durham and in the North East. These include Durham City Farmers' and Producer's MarketDurham's Saturday Outdoor Retail Market anDurham City Christmas Festival, taking place on the first full weekend in December


Plus occasional Continental Markets, Evening Markets and Sunday and Bank Holiday Markets in the Market Place.


Our Farmers and Craft Market takes place in Durham Market Place on the third Thursday of each month.  We currently have a few places available for new traders at this market and would be interested in hearing from regional producers of food, or drink, or of hand-crafted items. If you're interested, please contact Colin - email colin@durhammarkets.co.uk or call 0191 384 6153.


Each month, we host an Afternoon Tea together with Age UK County Durham in Cafe Cenno.  This is part of their 'Come Eat Together' scheme which encourages healthy eating alongside an opportunity to enjoy good company.  The Afternoon Teas are £4 per person, and there's entertainment arranged.  This is open to all over 60s, men and women and we'd love you to give it a try - everyone who's been so far has thoroughly enjoyed it.


Please come along and join us - our Afternoon Tea is on the 4th Tuesday of each month.


Numbers are limited, so it is essential that you reserve your place in advance.  You can do that now by calling Age UK County Durham on 0191 374 6577 or by emailing cet@ageukcountydurham.org.uk.


We have also launched a Gent's Breakfast with Age UK County Durham, on the third Wednesday of each month.  Please use the number/ email above to reserve your place as places are, once again, limited.  More details here.



If you are a visitor to the Market, please go to 'About Us' for details about our history or browse our 'News' section for details of our latest events.


If you would like to become a trader at any of our markets or require any further information, then please contact the Markets Office on 0191 384 6153 or e-mail durhammarkets@yahoo.co.uk.


We hope you enjoy your visit to Durham!