21c Museum Hotel Durham by MGallery

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The 21c Museum Hotel Durham inhabits the former home of the Durham Bank & Trust Company, which later became the Central Carolina Bank in 1961. Famed architectural firm Shreve, Lamb & Harmon designed the building during the mid-1930s for the bank’s co-founder, John Sprunt Hill. Finished in 1937, the building stood as the tallest structure in Durham and housed the bank for the next 68 years. 21c Museum Hotels bought the location during the 2000s, transforming it into a full-service hotel. Debuting as the 21c Museum Hotel Durham in 2015, this historic building has been restored as a glamorous destination and a contemporary art museum with rotating exhibits and over 10,500 square feet of art-filled event space.

21c Museum Hotel Durham has been named to these Historic Hotels of America Top 25 Lists

The 2021 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Most Magnificent Art Collections

Image of Art Gallery at the 21c Museum Hotel Durham

Durham, North Carolina

An overview of the city of Durham, North Carolina as told by the 21c Museum Hotel Durham.


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Explore The Carolina Theatre and the American Tobacco Campus just walking distance from the hotel, or the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.


Discover the commercial and artistic prowess of the "Hill Building," now the 21c Museum Hotel Durham by MGallery.


Explore an ongoing selection of high-quality Indie bands and stand-up comedy at Motorco Music Hall.


Experience a modern, multilevel theater showcasing recent Broadway shows at Durham Performing Arts Center.


Taste fine wines, beers, and cocktails while relaxing in the historic bank vaults of the Counting House.

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