Wednesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday to Saturday 1pm - 5pm
A new international residential research library, the only one of its kind in the UK, is to be developed at Ushaw in a £2 million project led by Durham University.
It is intended that leading researchers from around the world will visit Ushaw to study and work with its outstanding collections enhancing the thriving scholarly community that already exists in and around Durham City.
Ushaw College was founded over two hundred years ago and has a rich and fascinating history, with some of the finest Victorian architecture in the North East - surprisingly however, it is relatively unknown. We are now opening up our beautiful chapels and performance spaces for an exciting and varied programme of folk, classical, jazz and choral music as well as talks, plays, exhibitions and services. Our impressive buildings and grounds, which are also being restored, are worthy of a visit themselves and will be open, along with our gift shop and Café Ushaw, before and after events as shown in our programme. We hope that as a result, Ushaw will soon be much better known, it will be a major cultural venue for the North East and it will become a special place for local people to pop in and spend time in the beautiful gardens and chapels.
Fr. John Marsland, Honorary President of Ushaw College