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Ushaw is trying to bring alive its unique history through a range of one-off and permanent exhibitions which reflect both life at Ushaw and the lives of some former Ushavians. Our new exhibition rooms currently accommodate "Savage Arena - the Joe Tasker story" and "The Shield of Faith - Ushaw College at War"

Our exhibitions are open every Saturday between 1pm and 5pm and entry is free. Group tours are also available during other times subject to a minimum number of 10 visitors. Please contact us for more details.


The Ring of Cuthbert Exhibition

18th March 2017 - 22nd April 2017

The thirteenth century ring was found on the body of Cuthbert during the Reformation. It was probably the gift of a wealthy pilgrim. The exhibition tells the story of the ring and other historical artefacts associated with Cuthbert.

Admission: free - donations welcome.


Savage Arena - The Joe Tasker Story


The Exhibition runs at Ushaw until 1st September 2016 before moving to Keswick

From early years in Hull; Port Clarence and Billingham to trainee Catholic priest; pioneering mountain climber; inspirational writer and photographer, to completing expeditions to the world's highest mountains. Joe’s  disappearance with his climbing partner Pete Boardman near to the summit of Mount Everest in 1982 remains a mystery.  Discover Joe's extraordinary journey in this first exhibition about his life and legacy. Featuring Joe's original belongings, manuscripts, climbing equipment and photographs - it's not to be missed!


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Shield of Faith - Ushaw College at War

Ushaw's own World War One Exhibition focusses on the stories of men from Ushaw who served at the Front line, including both students, teachers and domestic staff. It will also consider the role of a Catholic Chaplain in the conflict and how individual soldiers' faith was influenced by welfare. Click here for more details.

Fenwick Lawson

Ushaw benefits from a close relationship with Durham sculptor Fenwick Lawson and houses a number of significant pieces both wooden carvings and subsequent bronze castings. 

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