Free New Year's Day entry at Durham's DLI Museum.

First published in News The Northern Echo: Static HTML image by , Chief Reporter (Durham)

THE second of two festive free admission offers applies at the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Museum and Art Gallery tomorrow (Tuesday January 1).

Usual entry charges were waived for both Boxing Day and New Year’s Day at the military museum, near County Hall, in Aykley Heads, Durham.

Apart from the displays of regimental memorabilia, the complex, off Framwelgate Peth, also includes the city’s art gallery.

It now features an exhibition: An Experiment in Total Environment, by Toby Paterson, inspired by architect/designer Victor Pasmore’s Apollo Pavilion, in Peterlee.

The museum is open from 10am - 4pm, with the on-site cafe operating between 11am and 3.30pm.

PARK/RIDE CLOSED: Durham’s park and ride service will be closed for New Year’s Day tomorrow (Tuesday January 1). But the three parking sites, at Belmont, Howlands and Sniperley, and the shuttle bus service to and from the city centre, will operate, as usual, on Wednesday (January 2), from 7am - 7pm.

HERITAGE CENTRE: The World Heritage Site visitor centre, near Durham Cathedral and castle, will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday January 1). But it reopens between 9.30am - 4.30pm, daily, from Wednesday (January 2) until March 23, when summer seasonal opening times come into force. The centre is in a refurbished 19th Century almshouse, in Owengate, between Saddler Street and Palace Green.

SHOPPERS’ SERVICE: St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, in Coxhoe, near Durham, holds the first of its 2013 monthly Shoppers’ Services, on Saturday (January 5). Staged in St Andrew’s recently renovated Church Street worship area, the services take place on the first Saturday each month, from 10 to 10.30am. Described as, “user-friendly” half-hour services, they are intended to supplement, rather than replace, the church’s regular Sunday morning worship. Saturday's speaker is lay preacher Tony Whiting.

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