The Story of the Durham Miners’ Gala Mural: Spennymoor Town Hall


Bob Abley Art Gallery, Spennymoor High Street, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6DB
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The Story of the Durham Miners’ Gala Mural. Spennymoor Town Hall


Celebrating the centenary of Norman Cornish, this exhibition tells the fascinating story of the mural depicting the Durham Miners’ Gala, painted by the artist in 1963.

Featuring a range of preparatory paintings, drawings and sketches, the exhibition plots the artist’s journey, and highlights the challenges he faced, from commission of the mural painting by Durham County Council to its completion. 

Large compositional pieces, images and a range of correspondence, many of which are previously unseen by the public, also tell the story of the mural which remains on display in Durham’s County Hall building at Aykley Heads. 


Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free - Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Opening Times

2019 - 2020 (6 Apr 2019 - 23 Feb 2020)
Monday - Friday12:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00

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