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Durham History Centre - proposed entrance (Ryder Architecture)

A planning application has been submitted for a new history centre in Durham designed by Ryder Architecture which would bring together archive, heritage and registration services for the county.

If approved the centre will tell the story of the county's history and heritage through historic records, photographs and objects and will also host exhibitions, activities and events and provide a countywide outreach programme for children, schools and communities.

The focus would be on the stories of working people and everyday families with people able to discover and explore the county's rich history from nationally and internationally significant collections.

In addition to the county's archives, which are currently accessed more than one million times a year, the c