A place of discovery


Visitors can now see a snapshot of the work being carried out by The Auckland Project in its mission to create an arts, faith, heritage and cultural destination of international importance.

Wednesday 15 March 2017 - Tuesday 31 December 2019
All Day

Located on the corner of the Market Place, this multi-use space has evolved over time and found its official title of No.42 in 2016.

Our ground floor shop and gallery supports local small creative businesses and artists, offering them a place to display and sell their work in order to grow – some of which has been created upstairs in Pod, the special incubator studio space created to help new businesses which includes 6 individual studios and a communal space.

No.42 is also home to the workshop area, hosting a wide range of Heritage Craft skill sessions and other creative events. This is a place where the whole community can try their hand at something new and develop skills and interests. You can get hands on with history creating handcrafted slippers, scarves, jewellery and much more.

Our Collections Display can also be found on the ground floor, presenting both Future Plans and archived items, it is a gateway to both the past and future.  It offers a chance to look forward to the exciting changes ahead for Bishop Auckland and take a sneak peek into our archives.

Opening Times
Wednesday to Saturday: 10am-5pm

To enquire about retail space, delivering a workshop or exhibiting in the gallery contact

42 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7PB 01388 660 270

24 Apr - 1 Jun Selfie Exhibition

16 May Pod Picnic

18 Jul Pod Picnic

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