Durham University Oriental Museum

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Elvet Hill
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 334 5691

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Entrance of 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


  • Visit EnglandVAQAS VAQAS 2019
  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme - Gold Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2015
  • 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 MiscellaneousTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • Helen-was-here
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Wonderful museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th October 2019
    Really enjoyed my visit to the museum, some great artefacts, can recommend. Different sections for different countries and it also incorporates in some modern representations. Read full review
  • 3000panda
    A lovely place to see objects from the east
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th November 2019
    The oriental museum is not huge, but has a mass of objects from the tiniest to huge displays. They are well set out, to see timelines and regions. You will always learn something. very educational... Read full review
  • chipadvisor93
    amazing, breath taking, and a hidden gem
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 10th December 2019
    thank you to my mother for introducing me to this treasure trove of world history... just incredible and somewhere anyone who loves life should visit.... Read full review



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Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Access Information

Opening Times

2020 (2 Jan 2020 - 23 Dec 2020)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

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