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As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel several events in the coming weeks. We hope that most, if not all, of these events can be rescheduled in the future.
Many of our customers purchase event tickets online, and these people will be contacted directly regarding refunds or rescheduling as soon as we can.
For the few customers who have purchased tickets in person through our till, we are unfortunately unable to process any refunds at this time (as we need you here in person to process it). We ask that those customers keep their receipts until such a time that we are once again open to the public.
As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions or concerns you may have, either via telephone (0191 334 5119) or via email (email@example.com).
We wish everyone the best of health in the difficult time, and thank you for your patience and understanding.
Due to recent developments in government guidelines regarding the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the main buildings of Ushaw will be closed to the public as of 18th March 2020. Our gardens will remain open for visitors who wish to enjoy the open spaces and fresh air.
If you have any queries regarding specific events, please contact the main office via 0191 334 5119, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding during this time, and wish everyone the best of health.
Internationally acclaimed artist Mark Fairnington is mounting a new exhibition at Ushaw . Inspired by objects from our extensive permanent collection, Relics will comprise 36 paintings by Fairnington displayed alongside important items from Ushaw’s holdings. The exhibition features significant works from Fairnington’s career, including paintings from the Collected Human and Collected and Possessed series together with Specimen 11, his monumental obsessively realist depiction of a leaf insect.
Fairnington’s paintings will be displayed alongside items from Ushaw’s renowned collection of religious relics including a reliquary containing a sample of St Theresa’s blood and fragments of the True Cross. Other exhibits from Ushaw’s holdings include St Cuthbert’s Ring, a medieval gold and sapphire ring removed from the Saint’s tomb at the time of the Reformation, a 19th century sculpture depicting the martyrdom of St Cecelia and a copy of Mark Catesby’s Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (1747), the first published record of the animal and plant life of North America.
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.
Day ticket: Adult £3, child (age 5 -15) £1
Annual Membership: Adult £6, Child £3, Family £14Your day ticket or annual membership gives you access to Ushaw's main buildings, Chapels, and exhibitions. Please note that a day ticket or annual pass is also required to access the Divines Tearoom.
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