Art Gallery Events
Mini Artists - Messy Play and story time for the under 5s
We provide a fun and safe environment for young children to create and experience new things - plus we do all the clearing up!
£1.35 per parent or carer plus the usual admission charge (under 4's are free). This includes tea or coffee and juice for the mini artists.
Please contact us on 03000 266590 or email@example.com to book a place.
Half Term Activities at the DLI
Daily during half-term week 27 May - 2 June
During half term come along to the DLI and there will be a variety of art and craft activities taking place daily. There will be art sessions in the gallery for children and artefact handling in the museum for all. Also on the afternoon of Saturday 1 June Interface Arts will be running an open workshop led by textile artist Catherine Howard.
On Sunday 2 June we will also be hosting the first of our Summer Brass Band concerts with Pittington Brass performing a FREE concert in the grounds outside the Museum at 2pm.
Outdoor Brass Band Concerts in the Grounds of the DLI Museum & Art Gallery
Sunday afternoons from 2.00pm - FREE
Come along to our popular programme of brass band concerts in our beautiful landscaped grounds beside the DLI. The DLI Café will be open all afternoon serving refreshments and ice-creams.
- Sunday 2 June - Pittington Brass
- Sunday 9 June - Murton Colliery Band
- Sunday 23 June - Durham Constabulary Band
- Sunday 30 June - Armed Forces Day Event
- Sunday 8 July - Durham County Brass Band Association Contest; performances all day from 10am
- Sunday 21 July - Ferryhill Town Band
- Sunday 28 July - Bearpark and Esh Colliery Band
All concerts are free of charge and start at 2.00pm. The DLI Museum and Art Gallery will be open daily 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Recording Britain, Exhibition Talk - Gill Saunders
Saturday 8 June 2.00pm
Gill Saunders, Senior Curator of Prints at the Victoria and Albert Museum and curator of the Recording Britain exhibition will give a unique insight into this extraordinary documentary art project.
Recording Britain - Guided Tours
Monday 17 June - 12.30pm
We will be conducting a free guided tour of the Recording Britain exhibition on Monday 17 June. Normal admission charges apply, no booking necessary.
See a full list of events
on the Durham County Council website