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DMU Museum: About Us

DMU Museum showcases the rich history that surrounds our campus and tells the story of the university for over 150 years. We also manage two gallery spaces that support an ongoing temporary exhibitions programme.

DMU Museum

DMU Museum is built around the only remaining ruins of the medieval Church of the Annunciation, which once stood where the university’s Hawthorn building stands today.

Permanent exhibitions explore the hidden history within our campus whilst a diverse temporary exhibitions programme showcases extraordinary collections, inspirational research and national partnerships.

The Museum Team aspires to connect our campus across history and encourages learning through a variety of tours, lecture, outreach events and displays.

Additionally, we work to develop sustainable links with the community and provide public access to the historically important buildings within the Newarke and Castle precincts.


View of The Newarke, illustration courtesy of the DMU Digital Building Heritage Group

DMU Museum Main Entrance, Hawthorn Building, The Newarke Wing

3D Print of the Church of the Annunciation

The Ruins of the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1353

Timeline Corridor, charting the milestones of DMU and its predecessors across 150 years

Opening of the DMU Museum, 2015 (formerly DMU Heritage Centre)

The DMU Heritage Centre was designed in partnership with DMU students studying Interior Design BA