The Durham Miners' Gala Mural

This iconic Mural was commissioned in1962 by Durham County Council to coincide with the opening of the new County Hall in October 1963 by The Duke of Edinburgh. Norman’s agent at the time considered that the painting would become the cornerstone of his career and it is quite appropriate in this, his centenary year, that the Mural will find a new home in 2020 as Durham County Council re-locates to a new County Hall in Durham City. The Miners’ Gala Mural is a highly significant work of art that goes to the very heart of Durham culture and heritage, and which evokes deepening and strengthening emotional attachments for many people who identify with this inspirational record of a bygone era.

The Story of The Durham Miners' Gala Mural: