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Durham University Oriental Museum

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Elvet Hill
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 334 5694

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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.


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction


  • 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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • sophiastovall
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 21st March 2017
    a wonderful insight into oriental culture, never knew it was here and have since been back many times. Wonderful exhibitions and a great day out - and not too far from the botanical garden too! Read full review
  • Zara R
    Trip Type:
    A little bit of Egypt
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 15th March 2017
    This is not just an Egyptology museum, there are many different attractions. Ensure you allow plenty of time to visit this small but perfectly packed location Read full review
  • Neil_HD_50
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A gem of a musuem
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th March 2017
    This really is a very good museum. It doesn't look that big but is packed with high quality exhibits on 3 floors. It is a little bit of a walk from the centre of Durham but well worth the trip... Read full review



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  • Parking (free)

Access Information

Opening Times

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

* Closed during Christmas period.

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