Bishop Trevor Gallery

Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom


  • Auckland Castle
  • Bishop Auckland
  • England
  • DL14 7NR
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

From 1 June 2019

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Last entry at 3.30pm

Tickets on sale from 1 June

Adult: £5
Concessions: £4 (over 60s, full-time students, unwaged)
Under 16s: £1

Groups: must be pre-booked

Also visiting the Mining Art Gallery and Auckland Tower? Package tickets are available.

Visitors to Bishop Trevor Gallery should meet at Auckland Tower, where they will be escorted to the gallery by one of our tour guides.


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The Bishop Trevor Gallery is named after Richard Trevor, who was Bishop of Durham from 1752 to 1771.  

Bishop Trevor played an important role in the story of Auckland Castle, having purchased the series of paintings of Jacob and his Twelve Sons by Francisco de Zurbarán, which have hung in the Long Dining Room at the Castle for over 250 years.  

The new gallery is housed in a series of rooms that were once Bishop Trevor’s private apartments. Designed by John Carr (1723 – 1807), who was one of the most renowned architects of the day, they were originally known as the North Apartments and look out across the River Wear in the valley below. 

The gallery will house a programme of special exhibitions of fine art, with a focus on European painting from 1600 to 1900. The displays will include masterpieces on loan from private collections and institutions.