A place of discovery


Visitors can now see a snapshot of the work being carried out by Auckland Castle Trust in its mission to create an arts, faith, heritage and cultural destination of international importance.

Wednesday 15 March 2017 - Thursday 15 February 2018
All Day

Located on the corner of the Market Place and known to many as Pod, this multi-use space has undergone a transformation and has finally been given the official title of No.42.

Our Collections Display, presenting both Future Plans and archived items, is a gateway to both the past and future.  It offers you a chance to look forward to the exciting changes ahead for Bishop Auckland and take a sneak peek into our archives.

Our ground floor shop and gallery supports local artists, offering them a place to display and sell their work – some of which has been created upstairs in Pod, the special incubator studios created to help new creative businesses.

The workshop area, hosting a wide range of Heritage Craft skill sessions and other creative events, is a place where the whole community can try their hand at something new and develop skills and interests. You can get hands on with history creating handcrafted slippers, scarves, jewellery and much more.

Opening Times
Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm

To sell in the retail space, deliver a workshop or exhibit in the gallery contact

Pic caption: Jackie Stonehouse and Alex Griffiths, front of house team at No.42 (top left), work by artist Gillian Gamble (top right), model of the Welcome Building from the Future Plans exhibition (bottom left) and an example of objects created in the Heritage Craft skills workshops (bottom right).

42 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7PB 01388 660 270

12 Jul - 2 Sep Summer Exhibition

Collections @ No.42

23 Aug Teas for Health

25 Aug Teas for Health

7 Sep POD Picnics

8 Sep Teas for Health

9 Sep - 28 Oct Black and White Exhibition

14 Sep Teas for Health

29 Sep Teas for Health

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