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DLI research, study and education is open for appointments only on the week of 19 December.

Research advice

Find out what primary and secondary source historical materials are available which are related to the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Regiment. Find out where to start if you want to access it.

The DLI Collection is made up of uniform, relics, equipment, weapons, medals and archives. Many of these items can be accessed by appointment with our curator who can facilitate your visit and area of study. 

Most of our reference library  can be accessed without an appointment, however we would suggest you contact us before your visit to ensure we have the items you require.

Our reference collection includes;

  • General divisional histories
  • Regimental and battalion histories
  • World War 1 divisional histories
  • World War 2 divisional histories
  • Uniforms, medals and equipment
  • Campaigns other than World War 1 and 2
  • Biographies, memoirs and poems

Availability of the DLI collection:

  • Objects (available from the research and study area, Sevenhills, Spennymoor, appointments are preferable) 
  • Medals (available on demand in the Barker Reading Room, Palace Green Library)
  • Archives (enquire first at Durham County Record Office, County Hall)


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Contact us
DLI Collection enquiries
03000 266 631
Our address is:
  • Sevenhills
  • Greenhills Business Park
  • Enterprise Way
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6JB

Durham County Record Office
03000 267 619
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UL