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Bishop Auckland Heritage Festival 2022

The festival runs from 9 to 26 September. Picture this: then and now, with County Durham Forum for History and Heritage. We look forward to seeing you.

Heritage Open Days

Various venues offering free entry.


At Bishop Auckland Town Hall

  • 12 September to 20 November
  • 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Saturday
  • free entry

A reflection on five years of the Heritage Action Zone project to curate local heritage and restore the conservation area. This is a visual story told through architecture, art and artefacts from the Bishop Big Dig.

History fair

At Bishop Auckland Town Hall

  • 24 September
  • 11.00am to 3.00pm
  • free entry

Meet local history and heritage societies with music, re-enactment groups, guided walks, talks and vintage bus tours.

Bishop Auckland Civic Society talk

At Bishop Auckland Town Hall

  • 26 September
  • 7.30pm

Guest speaker Dr Andrew Breeze from the University of Navarra, Spain talks about a Viking battle at Bishop Auckland in AD 844.

Sporting Heritage Day

At King James Academy

  • 1 October 2022
  • 10.00am to 2.00pm

By Durham Amateur Football Trust

The Auckland Project logo
Bishop Auckland Civic Society logo
Brighter Bishop Auckland logo
Durham Amateur Football Trust logo
Durham County Council logo
The People's Museum logo
The Architectural Heritage Fund logo
County Durham Forum for History and Heritage logo

In partnership with

  • The Auckland Project
  • Bishop Auckland Civic Society
  • Brighter Bishop Auckland
  • Durham Amateur Football Trust
  • Durham County Council
  • The People's Museum
  • The Architectural Heritage Fund
  • County Durham Forum for History and Heritage
Contact us
Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone