Faith Museum

County Durham

The Faith Museum explores how faith, belief, and religion have shaped lives and communities in Britain throughout history.

Leading visitors on a journey through British history which begins 6,000 years ago, the Faith Museum looks at the myriad ways in which faith has shaped lives and communities across Britain, inviting visitors to consider how people throughout history have encountered faith.

Comprising four gallery spaces with an active programme of changing displays and temporary exhibitions, the museum showcases over 250 objects from 50 lenders across England, Scotland and Wales, including rarely seen objects, national treasures, personal mementos and contemporary commissions.

Sitting in the historic Grade 1-listed Scotland Wing of Auckland Castle, the Faith Museum spans two floors. Referencing the site’s history, Niall McLaughlin Architects looked at the medieval tithe barn building type as inspiration for the character of the custom-built extension, constructed using local sandstone.

Market Place Bishop Auckland DL14 7NR

  • Wed 10.30am – 4pm
  • Thu 10.30am – 4pm
  • Fri 10.30am – 4pm
  • Sat 10.30am – 4pm
  • Sun 10.30am – 4pm
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