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Durham University Oriental Museum

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Elvet Hill
County Durham

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.


  • 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 2017
  • 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 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • rachorse
    Newcastle, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fascinating exhibits and excellent value.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th August 2017
    At £1.50 for adult entrance, I thought the museumw ould be small, but it extends over 4 floors and contains fascinating, high-quality exhibits on various oriental cultures from the middle east to the... Read full review
  • Laurie2747
    Victoria, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Top museum in the North
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th August 2017
    This is a quiet and unassuming museum with an outstanding collection that informs and thrills young and old alike, it does this by walking a fine line between something for everyone and a scholarly... Read full review
  • Michelle N
    Darlington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Durham Oriental Museum a must!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 31st July 2017
    Have been meaning to go here for years. Finally made it today....And was not disappointed. Easy to find and parking easy. Very well laid out over four floors. Excellent displays. Exquisite pieces. 2... Read full review



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Parking & Transport

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

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Durham University Oriental Museum: Magnificent Medals Eplore our exhibition on the First World War and design and create your own medal.
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Durham University Oriental Museum: Super Scrolls Take inspiration from our Chinese scrolls and create your own ancient masterpiece to take home.
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Durham University Oriental Museum: Perfect Puppets Create your own wonderful shadow puppet.
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