Tickets to four County Durham attractions cost £1 in May for these visitors

Auckland Castle
Auckland Castle -Credit:Publicity pic

Four County Durham attractions are set to welcome some visitors for just £1 this May.

With two bank holidays and and the summer half-term coming up for schools in Durham, parents may be wondering how to keep children entertained without breaking the bank - now more than ever. Regeneration charity The Auckland Project has said that it wants to help those in County Durham benefit from visiting the historic sites across Bishop Auckland.

The charity is offering tickets for Auckland Castle, the Faith Museum, the Spanish Gallery and the Mining Art Gallery at a reduced price throughout May to those who receive Universal Credit, working tax credit, pension credit, employment and support allowance, income support and jobseeker's allowance.

Jared Bowers, chief operating officer at the Auckland Project, said: "Times are tough for many people and we’re delighted to offer £1 tickets to families in need of a day out, fresh air and a change of scenery. With an array of attractions that reveal the rich history of the area, there’s plenty for families of all ages to get stuck into at The Auckland Project.

"We want to welcome everyone at our venues - come and explore the castle and its vast parkland, learn more about Bishop Auckland’s long-standing connection to Spanish Art, or delve deeper into the incredible creativity of the Mining Art Gallery, whose paintings reveal so much about the relationship between County Durham and the mining industry."

Tickets for Auckland Project attractions are available from £1 from Auckland Tower. Visitors are asked to provide proof of ID to show which benefits they receive, with one person per household able to get tickets for up to six people.