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Join us for our festive launch Friday 29th from 6pm
We are extending our open hours until 7pm every Thursday and Friday evening from 29th November until Christmas - to give everyone a chance to enjoy our amazing Advent Windows installation and Christmas Tree Festival - come and join us...
From 29 November to 24 December
Artist Stuart Langley has created a stunning new light installation across the windows of Ushaw's main building. Inspired by the architecture and historic collections,
12 neon sculptures and 12 digital projections will illuminate Ushaw throughout this period.
Two of the projections have been created through collaborations with children from local schools in Esh and Bearpark.
This project is supported by Durham County Council and County Durham Community Foundation.
Ushaw Christmas Tree Festival
Ushaw's 2019 Christmas Tree Festival will be bigger and better than ever - with a display of 100 Christmas Trees! We’ve adopted an eco-friendly approach this year encouraging everyone to reuse, recycle or create their own style of Christmas tree, although more traditional trees will also be on display.
Official launch 29th November
Ushaw Presents at Christmas
23rd November to 21st December 2019
A perfect opportunity to grab a unique gift produced by some of Durham's finest artists including paintings, sculpture, linecuts, engravings and textiles.
Thank you to everyone who has prepared entries for the 'Impressions of Ushaw' visual art competition during the Summer months. We are now inviting submissions for the competition.
Please label your entry with your name, contact details and the title of your artwork and bring them to the reception desk in Ushaw's entrance foyer. Please indicate if you are making your artwork available for sale and the asking price.
Ushaw charges 20% commission + VAT on all sales. Entries to the competition are to be submitted by Monday, 21 October. You will be given a receipt for your work at the reception desk.
The exhibition will be opened on Saturday, 26 October along Ushaw's East Ambulacrum. Judging by public vote ballot will take place until Saturday, 14 December when the exhibition will close and the winners announced. Artists can collect their work from Monday, 16 December.
Entry is free of charge.
AN ANIMATRONICS expert responsible for creating monsters for Star Wars and Doctor Who has brought a new art installation to life in the North-East.
Adam Keenan worked with acclaimed artist Mat Collishaw on a spectacular life-sized robotic eagle which has now gone on show at Ushaw.
Watch Mat Collishaw talking about the artwork while it comes to life in the background at Ushaw
Mondays to Fridays: 11am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm, hot food served in cafe until 2pm) Saturdays: 11am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm)
Ushaw has ample space across several different car parks. Parking is free. Level access can be found at the rear of the building, with disability access throughout our chapels and exhibitions.
Entry Charges: Day ticket: Adult £3, child (age 5 -15) £1 Annual Membership: Adult £6, Child £3, Family £14
Your day ticket or annual membership gives you access to Ushaw's main buildings, Chapels, exhibitions, and Refectory Cafe.
It costs more than £10,000 a week to run Ushaw. Your entry charges help us maintain and develop buildings now and in the future.
Ushaw, Durham, DH7 9RH
0191 334 5119