Victorian Durham
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Engraving of Victorian Durham


Durham city is famous for its Norman castle, cathedral and world-renowned university. Its Victorian heritage, however, does not get the same publicity, despite it being a vibrant period of Durham's past.

This resource explores Victorian Durham by comparing the lives of rich and poor in the city. You can find out more about what sort of houses the Victorians lived in, what people ate, what school life was like, how the Victorians spent their leisure time and much more.

Use the menu on the left to discover more about life in Victorian Durham, access resources designed specially for schools, find out about other places to visit and read more about this project.


With thanks to:  
World Heritage Site Beamish Museum York Museums Trust Durham Heritage Centre