The Auckland Project

In a nutshell

Journey through time at Auckland Castle, Co Durham, learn about the powerful Prince Bishops; animation, sounds and projections bring the history to life.


Market Place, Bishop Auckland, Durham DL14 7NR

Contact details

Tel: 01388 743797

Web: www.aucklandproject.org

Activity type

Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide

£28 (2 + 3 children)

(based on family of 4)

The Auckland Project details...

Journey through time at Auckland Castle, County Durham and learn about the powerful Prince Bishops, who once called the castle home. Rummage through the drawers, sit around the dining table and play your way through 1,000 years of history, as animation, sounds and projections bring the Bishops’ stories vividly to life.

A self-guided family trail is available to help visitors of all ages follow in the bishops’ footsteps, while special family-focussed events also run on selected dates throughout the year.

Opening times are Wednesday to Sunday at 10am to 4pm with last admission at 3pm. See website for Christmas opening times.

Family entry to The Auckland Project, including Auckland Castle, is priced at £28 for two adults and up to three children.  The pass is valid for multiple visits within a specified time frame and all passes bought in 2019 or 2020 will be valid until 3rd January 2021.

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