Past & Future

Past & Future Tours

Thursday 25 May 2017 - Sunday 31 December 2017
12:00 am


Just outside the Castle walls, in Bishop Auckland Market Place, we will be hosting a number of past, present and future tours, outlining the history of some of the town’s most beautiful buildings and providing an insight into how many are now being transformed as part of The Auckland Project’s multi-million pound revitalisation scheme.

This includes the former Old Bank Chambers, which has re-opened as the Mining Art Gallery, the old Backhouse Bank and Barrington School buildings, which are being combined to create a Spanish art gallery launching in 2019 and Number 10 Market Place, which will house the Zurbarán Research Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art and Culture, created in partnership with Durham University.

Tour Times
Tours leave from No.42 every Thursday 12.30-1.30pm, Friday 2.00-3.00, Saturday 11.00-12.00.

The last Past & Future tour takes place on Saturday 16 December 2017. Tours will be available in 2018, dates to be confirmed. Please check the website for tour dates before you arrive.


For more information or to book email or call 01388 743 797.

While conservation work is ongoing the bookings line may not be continually manned. However, the answerphone is checked daily and if you leave a message along with your name and telephone number, we will get back to you.

Other Tours Available
Behind the Scenes tours

Behind the Scenes Sat & Sun @ 10.30-12.00 & 13.00-14.30

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