The Treasures of St. Cuthbert

A rare collection of some of the most significant surviving Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the UK, including St Cuthbert's preserved wooden coffin and his exquisite gold and garnet pectoral cross. Also on display will be the ivory comb and portable altar buried alongside St Cuthbert, Anglo-Saxon vestments gifted to his Shrine, and the original Sanctuary Ring.

See this extraordinary collection on permanent display in the stunning Great Kitchen with its distinctive octagonal rib-vaulted ceiling, one of only two surviving monastic kitchens in the UK. 

Visitors to The Treasures of St Cuthbert can also enjoy access to the other Open Treasure exhibition spaces, including the spectacular Monks' Dormitory and the rolling programme of exhibitions in the Collections Gallery.

Tickets: £2.50 - £7.50 available online or from the Visitor Desk on the day of your visit. Click here for opening times and further information about Open Treasure.


Exhibitions and events

Making a Joyful Noise! Music at Durham Cathedral

Temporary exhibition at Durham Cathedral until 19.11.2017

There is a lively tradition of music at Durham, from the earliest days of the monastery through to the present. Music speaks to us at sad times and joyful times, it can inspire, uplift and revive the...

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