Durham University Oriental Museum

Elvet Hill
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3TH

Tel: +44 0191 334 5694

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Durham University Oriental Museum

Gradings

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Awards

  • 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
  • Regional and MiscellaneousGreen Tourism Business Scheme - Gold Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2015

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    206
  • Very Good
    85
  • Average
    11
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • Geoffrey K
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Heritage open day
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th November 2018
    Visited during heritage open day, very enjoyable and lots of history set out into different countries and times, lots of finds and items to see and touch Toilets and refreshments available and some... Read full review
  • 963Dave_C
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Oriental Treasure
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th November 2018
    This smallish museum is a must for anyone even remotely interested in the East and Ancient Egypt. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Very small entrance fee. Excellent Egyptian room, we even took home a... Read full review
  • Chris W
    Manchester
    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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Access Information

Opening Times

Open (5 Jan 2018 - 23 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

* Closed during Christmas period.

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Tuesday, 1st January 2019 - Friday, 31st May 2019

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