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Archives and Special Collections: Home

Our collections

Durham University is home to internationally important collections of art, archaeology, anthropology, geology, social history and natural history from across history and around the globe. Some of these collections are managed by academic departments such as Anthropology and Earth Sciences.

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Visit us

Students and researchers can book an appointment to view items from the collections for research purposes. Visit our site guide to find out more.

Abbas Hilmi II Papers

Cosin's Library

Durham University Records

Medieval Manuscripts

Sudan Archive

Bamburgh Library

DLI Medal Collection

International Sources

Music, Literature and the Arts

Other Collections and Subjects

Churches and Religion

Durham Cathedral Collections

Local and Family History

Rare and Early Printed Books

Visiting us in person