This list of museums in County Durham, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Type Summary
Beamish Museum Houses in the Beamish Museum 03 Beamish Open air Focus is 1825 and 1913 life in urbanized North East England, includes trains, agriculture, industry exhibits. Host various events
Darlington Railway Centre and Museum Fireless loco Darlington Railway Heritage railroad and museum
Hopetown Carriage Works 1997-01158wm Durham Railway
North of England Lead Mining Museum Killhope Lead Mining Museum - - 71427 Killhope Mining Also known as Killhope, former 19th century lead mine, minerals, life of the miner and family
Raby Castle Raby Castle (spring) Staindrop Historic house Medieval castle with 18th & 19th century decorations, deer park, gardens. Hosts a classic car show
Locomotion: Shildon NRM - Locomotion at Shildon - IMG 1253 Shildon Railway Branch of the National Railway Museum, includes over 70 railway heritage vehicles
Tanfield Railway Tanfield Railway pic 8 Tanfield Railway Heritage railroad and shed with locomotives and equipment
Vintage Vehicles Shildon Aveling & Porter no. 3315 - RR - NL 1309 at Shildon 2010 - IMG 0988 Shildon Automotive website, road hauling trucks and vehicles. Aveling & Porter no. 3315
Weardale Museum Image needed LHB Ireshopeburn Local website, local history, mining, geology, John Wesley and Methodist memorabilia, farming, railway exhibits

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