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Welcome to The DLI Museum

The story of The Durham Light Infantry - County Durham's own Regiment.

The DLI Museum remains one of the North of England's finest military museums. It tells the story of one of the most famous County Regiments in the British Army. More importantly, it tells the story of ordinary people who lived extraordinary lives. 


...the story of the Durham Light Infantry, told through exciting recorded accounts of important individuals, and our talks programme.


...opportunities to get hands-on with the museum's interactive displays, object handling events and craft workshops.


...beautiful uniforms, extravagant headgear and decorative silver from the regiment's early years.

...weapons, personal items and individual memorials telling the stories of the horrors of the First World War.

...military kit, including a Bren Gun carrier, and campaign medals from the Crimea through to Korea.

...from May onwards our new exhibition For Valour: Durham's WW1 soldiers awarded the Victoria Cross.

With play sessions for the Under 5's, object handling and craft workshops for all ages, fascinating talks, a well-stocked gift shop, and a café serving drinks, homemade cake and light lunches, there really is something for everyone at the DLI Museum.

Plus you can now buy an annual pass - for an extra small fee when you buy your ticket you can enjoy admission to the museum and art gallery for a whole year!

We also have lots of special events, talks, exhibitions and activities for all ages taking place throughout the year! Click here to view our events listings or you can now subscribe to our regular e-newsletter by leaving us a comment on our feedback form by clicking here.