Welcome to Ushaw

Ushaw is a place where wonder, curiosity & amazement collide.

Ushaw-in good times

Visit Us

Open Hours

House, Chapels & Gardens
daily, 10am–4pm

Ushaw Cafe
daily, 10m–3:30pm


Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens,
near Durham City


Our affordable passes can be just for you or for the whole family!

About Us

We want you to Ushaw-in unforgettable experiences, with family, friends, work-mates, a furry companion — yup we’re dog friendly — or content in blissful solitude.

We are open, affordable and here for everyone. If we’ve left you wanting more, it’s easy to keep the magic alive with our Annual Pass and Family Pass which includes unlimited visits and free entry to an array of events and exhibitions.

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Our Lady of Ushaw

Our Treasures

Our permanent exhibitions include some of the amazing artworks & artefacts held at Ushaw. These items are on constant rotation so there is always something new to see.

Historic House & Chapels

Discover our rich history and lose yourself in our grounds, be amazed by beautiful buildings and marvel at centuries of art and heritage.

Rich History

Ushaw’s history begins more than a millennium before its first stone was laid, it starts with St Aiden at Lindisfarne.

Wonder-filled Events

Ushaw is an arts and heritage venue with a year-round calendar of events and exhibitions for your enjoyment.

Come visit and experience wonder, surprise and amazement, share in our stories, celebrate occasions and make memories.