Market and Durham City Tours

Did you know that the site of Durham Market Hall was at one time the location of a work house?  Long before that there was a palace and gardens belonging to the Neville's of Raby on the site...

How come in the mid 1800s it became home to Durham's Market Hall?  And how has the Market Hall changed in the subsequent years?

Would you like a historian's insight into Durham City - with a guided walking tour bringing the history to life?

Join FREE history tours of the Market and the City of Durham, with Historian and Archivist David Butler. 

The tours take place on the dates below, starting at 10.30am at the top of the main Market Hall ramp.  Tours can be popular and numbers are limited so please reserve your place by calling Karen on 0191 384 6153, or email .

2019 Tour Dates

14th March - Market Tour

18th April - City Tour

9th May - Market Tour

13th June - City Tour

11th July - City Tour

8th August - City Tour

12th September - Market Tour

24th October - Market Tour