About the Project

The Durham Miner Project operated throughout County Durham and part of Sunderland during 2003 and early 2004. It involved groups of local people, supported by our team, researching their local mining history.

People involved in the research were introduced to a self-guided local history courses which resulted in recognised, accredited qualifications. There was no charge to do these courses. Details of courses that have taken place are available on our completed courses page.

Some research projects are avilable in the Research Projects section of our website. Further material will be added as the project progresses in an effort to preserve our local heritage for generations to come.

How is the Project funded?

There are a number of groups funding this project; Durham County Council and Faraway Furniture, the New Opportunities Fund (NOF), the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), European Social Fund (ESF), and the North East Museums Libraries & Archives Council (NEMLAC). Please see our list of supporting organisations and project partners.

Looking for Documents We are looking for as much content in this website as possible. If you have any old photographs, documents or video footage relating to mining in County Durham please contact us, we look forward to hearing from you!