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Durham University Oriental Museum

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Elvet Hill
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3TH

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.

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • 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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    166
  • Very Good
    80
  • Average
    10
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • mtweld
    newcastle upon tyne
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fascinating
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 6th November 2017
    What a gem of a place, packed with lots of exhibits to keep you interested all the way round. Loads to see and admire and the staff are very helpful. Really nice place and highly recommended Read full review
  • Scubasailor
    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Brilliant as always
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 4th November 2017
    Lovely little museum which is family friendly with some fascinating and valuable exhibits. Family art / craft activity on Saturday which included in the £1.50 adult 75p kids admission. Good... Read full review
  • Dr_Waugh
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Bargain
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 28th October 2017
    A family ticket is £3.50, the exhibits are interesting and there's dress up and other things to keep the children engaged. There's also a small cafe area for snacks. Well worth it. Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (5 Jan 2017 - 21 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

* Due to essential maintenance the Museum will close at 17:00 Thurs 21 Dec 2017, reopening Mon 15 Jan.

Map & Directions

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Saturday, 25th November 2017 - Saturday, 25th November 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Go Go Go!Enjoy an afternoon learning to play the ancient Chinese game of Go. We have teamed up with Durham Go Club for a special afternoon of board game fun. With expert tutors, learn how to play the ancient Chinese game of Go, and pick up a free Go set to take home (while stocks last).
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Saturday, 16th December 2017 - Saturday, 16th December 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Christmas Around the WorldFind out how Christmas is celebrated around the world and make your own Christmas decorations to take home.
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Saturday, 2nd December 2017 - Saturday, 2nd December 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Drawing a CrowdAre you ready for our super drawing challenge?  Wake up your creativity, pick up a clipboard from reception and sharpen those pencils!
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Saturday, 9th December 2017 - Saturday, 9th December 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Wiggly WormsSee the Chinese silk robes we have on display and make a wiggly silkworm to take home.  
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Saturday, 20th January 2018 - Saturday, 20th January 2018

Durham University Oriental Museum: Perfect PotsFind your favourite Chinese pot in the Oriental Museum galleries and then decorate your own plate.
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Saturday, 27th January 2018 - Saturday, 27th January 2018

Durham University Oriental Museum: Marvellous MusicExplore our new exhibition Music and Imagination,  listen to some Indian classical music and make your own musical instrument to take home.
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Saturday, 3rd February 2018 - Saturday, 3rd February 2018

Durham University Oriental Museum: Shipwreck ArchaeologyDid you know that some objects at the Oriental Museum were found on a shipreck? Find out about marine archaeology and make a ship to take home.  
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Saturday, 10th February 2018 - Saturday, 10th February 2018

Durham University Oriental Museum: Vote For VictoryIn 1918, all men, and some women over 30 won the right to vote for the first time.  Vote for your favourite museum animal and make an election badge.  
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Wednesday, 14th February 2018 - Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Durham University Oriental Museum: Crazy Canopic JarsMake your own Ancient Egyptian canopic jar, complete with blood and guts!
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Friday, 16th February 2018 - Friday, 16th February 2018

Durham University Oriental Museum: Lunar New Year Celebrations: The Year Of The DogCelebrate the beginning of the Lunar New Year festivities and make your own fluffy dog to take home.
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Friday, 20th October 2017 - Thursday, 21st December 2017

Durham University Oriental Museum: Beauty and Diplomacy: the Malcolm MacDonald CollectionsCreated in collaboration with the University of Leeds White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities, this exhibition celebrates the diplomat Malcolm MacDonald’s friendships with world leaders, master craftsmen, antique dealers and even Borneo head-hunters.
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Friday, 29th September 2017 - Sunday, 28th January 2018

Durham University Oriental Museum: Resilience within the RubbleThe 2015 earthquake that struck Nepal, not only caused human devastation, but was also a cultural catastrophe. It damaged and destroyed much of Nepal’s unique cultural heritage, including monuments within the UNESCO Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site.
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Saturday, 24th February 2018 - Saturday, 24th February 2018

Durham University Oriental Museum: Jazzy JewelleryTake inspiration from the jewellery on display and make a bracelet to take home.  
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Saturday, 24th February 2018 - Saturday, 24th February 2018

Durham University Oriental Museum: Lunar New Year Celebration: Special Late Night OpeningJoin us for a late night opening at the Oriental Museum, to mark the Lunar New Year.  For one night only, see the Museum lit only by lanterns.  Try fantastic crafts, sample delicious New Year food and drink, listen to stories and go on a gallery hunt.  First 100 children receive a free lantern.
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Saturday, 24th March 2018 - Saturday, 24th March 2018

Durham University Oriental Museum: Accessible Touch TourVisitors with visual impairments and their families are invited to join this special touch tour.  With the help of our expert curators, visitors will be able to handle objects from the museum's collections from West Asia including Syria, Iraq and Iran.
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