The Auckland Project has launched a special Annual Pass discount for visitors travelling to Bishop Auckland by rail, to coincide with the Bishop Auckland Food Festival Weekend from 22-23 April 2023.

Rail travellers can enjoy 10% off the cost of a full-price Annual Pass at The Auckland Project on presentation of a valid rail ticket, which must be shown on arrival at any of The Auckland Project’s visitor attractions.

The Auckland Project Annual Pass costs £25 for adults, £12.50 for children, £37.50 for a family with one adult and £62.50 for a family with two adults. Up to four children can gain entry with a family pass and children under 5 go free.

To receive the discount, visitors must present:

  • A Weardale Railway ticket, valid for any destination along the Weardale Railway line and for any travel date (including past or future travel)
  • OR a rail ticket (either digital or paper) issued by an approved operator, valid for travel on the same date as the Annual Pass is being purchased with Bishop Auckland as the end destination.

This offer is only available in person and can be redeemed at Auckland Tower, Auckland Castle, the Spanish Gallery or the Mining Art Gallery.

Edward Perry, CEO of The Auckland Project, said: “The railway station in Bishop Auckland is a great asset for the town, connecting Bishop Auckland with the East Coast mainline at Darlington as well as linking Bishop Auckland with communities in the Durham Dales via Weardale Railway.

“We hope that many visitors will take advantage of this offer by travelling to Bishop Auckland by rail and exploring The Auckland Project’s diverse range of attractions.”

The special discount for rail travellers will run until further notice.

The offer does not apply to the already discounted local annual pass for DL4 and DL14 postcodes.