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Durham University Oriental Museum

From £0.00
Elvet Hill
Durham
County Durham
DH1 3TH

Tel: +44 0191 334 5694

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Durham University Oriental Museum

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£1.50 per ticket type
Child£0.75 per ticket type
Concession (over 60s)£0.75 per ticket type
Family (2+3)£3.50 per ticket type
Students and under 5'sFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme - Gold Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2015
  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Highly Commended North East England Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Highly Commended 2015

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    154
  • Very Good
    76
  • Average
    10
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • Ruth H
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Nicest museum I have been in. Far from 'stuffy'.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th June 2017
    Its only small but there are lots of really interesting items on display - organised according to country. The items are beautifully presented on separate floors / or part of floor per country. The... Read full review
  • Michael R
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Small but still superb
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th June 2017
    Include this small but fascinating museum in your visit, a little out of the way but with egyptian chinese and other ancient artifacts, is a very easy way to see some enthralling exhibits.make a... Read full review
  • Tony S
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A great little museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 4th June 2017
    This museum is not far from the centre of Durham, but feels quite out of the way. It is certainly worth visiting. The exhibits are extremely well displayed, and the whole museum is really well... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (5 Jan 2017 - 23 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

* Closed during Christmas period.

Map & Directions

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Friday, 7th April 2017 - Sunday, 24th September 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum:'A Good Reputation Endures Forever: The Chinese Labour Corps On The Western Front'An exhibition exploring the role of the thousands of Chinese who risked their lives alongside the British armed forces during the First World War. 96,000 Chinese men volunteered to work for Britain in the First World War as part of the Chinese Labour Corps.
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Saturday, 1st July 2017 - Saturday, 1st July 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Super Sumo Sumo is the national sport of Japan.  Make your own sumo game.
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Saturday, 8th July 2017 - Saturday, 8th July 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Crazy Crowns Find out about the Chinese Emperors and create your own dazzling crown.
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Saturday, 22nd July 2017 - Saturday, 22nd July 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Terrific Tibet Make your own special Tibetan - style bracelet.
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Saturday, 15th July 2017 - Saturday, 15th July 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Perfect Perfume Find out how the Ancient Egyptians used to make themselves smell nice and make your own perfume cone.
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Wednesday, 26th July 2017 - Wednesday, 26th July 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Festival Of Archaeology Chinese Tombs Pop along to our object handling station and explore objects found in ancient Chinese tombs with the help of our curators. Suitable for all. Suitable for all.
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Friday, 28th July 2017 - Friday, 28th July 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Festival Of Archaeology Dinky Dig A mini archaeological dig for all children.  All equipment provided.  Be prepared to get muddy!  
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Saturday, 29th July 2017 - Saturday, 29th July 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Fabulous Flowers Explore our touchable Hindu shrine and create your own beautiful paper lotus flower.  
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Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 - Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Awesome Amulets Follow in the footsteps of the Ancient Egyptians and create your own amulet necklace.
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Saturday, 5th August 2017 - Saturday, 5th August 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Beautiful Bunnies Take inspiration from Molang the rabbit and create your own crazy character.
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Wednesday, 9th August 2017 - Wednesday, 9th August 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Smooth As Silk Silk was an ancient Chinese secret.  Learn how silk is made and a slithery silkworm.
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Friday, 4th August 2017 - Friday, 4th August 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Autism Friendly Family Activities:Soaring Sculptures Children with autism, learning or sensory impairments and their families are invited to take part in our quiet-time craft activities: Create your own 3D Sculpture.
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Friday, 11th August 2017 - Friday, 11th August 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Super Swords Have a look at the swords on display in the galleries and create your own mighty weapon. 
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Wednesday, 16th August 2017 - Wednesday, 16th August 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Powerful Pots Explore the Oriental Museum's collection of Chinese Ceramics and decorate your own mini vase to take home.
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Friday, 18th August 2017 - Friday, 18th August 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Autism Friendly Family Activities: Lovely Lions Children with autism, learning or sensory impairments and their families are invited to take part in our quiet-time craft activities: Make a lion mask.
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Friday, 18th August 2017 - Friday, 18th August 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Lovely Lions Everyone loves our Chinese Lion which hangs from the gallery ceiling.  Come and say hello and make a lion mask.
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Saturday, 19th August 2017 - Saturday, 19th August 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Amazing Art Make your own personal calligraphy portrait and see yourself as never before.
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