Bringing together all our collections for the first time, including those from Durham County Record Office and the Durham Light Infantry Collection.

Our workshops are designed and delivered by our experienced team to cover topics across the National Curriculum, inspired by the treasures in our collections. 

When visiting The Story, you will be able to:

  • take part in a workshop in our new Learning Studio
  • discover the history of County Durham in the exhibitions
  • delve deeper using our digital facilities
  • enjoy cross curricular activities including outdoor learning in the grounds

Workshops at The Story

Our workshops and activities are all curriculum linked and cover a range of subjects and themes. 

Young pupil playing a wooden instrument with their right hand. The pupil next to them is watching the playful movement with interest.
Child looking at a black object in a green specimen tray

Workshops at your School

Your students will have the opportunity to work with our experienced learning team in the comfort and familiarity of your classroom. 

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Provision

Accessibility is built into all our sessions, and our learning engagement team can always adapt our core workshops to best suit the needs of your class.

School child with white hard hat drawing
Boy looking up, observing something that is on a higher level.


We welcome families at The Story! Whether you are here to explore our family friendly, interactive exhibition spaces, take part in our dedicated Under 5’s session or join in on our fun family activities, we offer something for every age!