Durham University Oriental Museum

Elvet Hill
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 334 5694

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  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017
  • 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
  • Regional and MiscellaneousGreen Tourism Business Scheme - Gold Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2015
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018


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Recent Reviews:

  • Chris W
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Lovely little museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th November 2018
    The oriental museum houses the University's collection of art and antiquities from Asia and North Africa. It is a fair walk from the city centre but well worth it. The building is arranged... Read full review
  • bluelizard
    N Wales
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Bite-sized educational museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th January 2019
    Got the last parking space on a Sunday afternoon (small free car park). A warm welcome from the staff. Free lockers available. £1.50 entry. Armed with a map I wandered the 4 levels. An interesting... Read full review
  • 595HugoM
    Durham, United Kingdom
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    Fantastic cycle of exhibitions and regular exhibitions
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th January 2019
    This is the way that museums are supposed to be - great immersive artifacts including beds and sedan chairs, calligraphy, huge items which are thousands of years old, in a well-lit and pleasant... Read full review



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Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Access Information

Opening Times

2019 (5 Jan 2019 - 23 Dec 2019)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

* Closed during Christmas period.

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