Crook Hall and Gardens
Tucked away at the heart of the city, just moments from Durham's
market place, Crook Hall is a superbly-preserved Grade I listed
mansion dating from the thirteenth century and surrounded by eleven
beautiful and individually-themed gardens.
With collections featuring artworks and historic artefacts from
China, Ancient Egypt, Japan, India and Tibet, the Middle East and
South East Asia and amounting to more than 23,000 exhibits,
Durham's Oriental Museum is one of the finest of its kind.
Durham University Botanic Garden
On the southern outskirts of the city, Durham's delightful
Botanic Garden is set within twenty-five acres of mature woodland
and filled not only with exotic plant and flower collections from
around the world, but also a collection of tropical insects
including scorpions and tarantulas, an arboretum grazed by
rare-breed sheep and several sculptures and artworks.
Durham Light Infantry Museum
A must for fans of militaria, the DLI Museum records the history
of County Durham's own regiment from its establishment in 1758 to
its incorporation into the national Light Infantry in 1968.
Exhibits include uniforms, weaponry and equipment used by the DLI,
period photographs and artefacts collected from the battlefields of
both World Wars.