There are just a couple of days left for people to have their say on designs for a new history centre for County Durham.
A public consultation on plans for Durham History Centre, which will bring together archive, heritage and registration services for the county, is due to end on Sunday (July 28).
As well as having their say on how the centre will look, residents are being asked to comment on the layout of the centre, exhibition plans and digital access to services as well as the registration service.
The Durham County Council-run centre will be based in the Grade II listed Mount Oswald Manor, which will be restored and refurbished to provide a multi-use heritage centre where visitors will be able to explore nationally and internationally significant collections.
It will tell the story of the county’s history and heritage through historic records, photographs and objects, but will also host exhibitions, activities and events and provide a countywide outreach programme for children, schools and communities.
Cllr Joy Allen, Durham County Council’s cabinet member for transformation, culture and tourism, said: “This is the public’s chance to have their say on our plans for the history centre, particularly with regard to the type of activity it will offer and the facilities that will be available to visitors.
“I really would urge people to get involved in what is set to be a significant project to preserve and promote our county’s past.”
The centre will also house historic registration records, environment and archaeology records and local studies collections as well as the Durham Light Infantry Collection.
The project will also see the relocation from Aykley Heads of Durham Register Office and the provision of permanent and temporary exhibition spaces and a café.
To take part in the consultation, visit www.durham.gov.uk/consultation.