Durham University Oriental Museum

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Elvet Hill
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 334 5691

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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:

  • kalazhars_quest
    Darlington, United Kingdom
    Extremely interesting & great value for money
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 27th August 2019
    I have visited the Oriental Museum on several occasions and can thoroughly recommend anyone interested in the Middle and Far East to pay it a visit. Indeed, even if your interests lie in other... Read full review
  • cozzah99
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    I love this museum!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th September 2019
    This museum is so good! There's quite a lot of stuff from all across Asia and it's very cheap to do (and free if you're a Durham student!) Read full review
  • Douglasjameson
    Trip Type:
    Douglas 87
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th September 2019
    Finally can die happy. Bucket list complete see you guys in the next life. I really enjoyed it. I went here after my wife dies as she always wanted to come here. I have fulfilled her dream. Thank you Read full review



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  • Parking (free)

Access Information

Opening Times

Season (5 Jan 2019 - 21 Dec 2019)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

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Saturday, 21st September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

Heritage Open Days 2019 - Oriental Museum: Special Event​​​​​​​Heritage Open Day: Special Event. Curator-led tour of the galleries telling some behind-the-scenes stories of our collections.
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Friday, 1st February 2019 - Monday, 16th September 2019

Durham University Oriental Museum - Cham CenturiesDurham University Oriental Museum - Homelands: Documenting Centuries of Cham MigrationThis exhibition reveals the outcomes of his work documenting the lives and livelihoods of the Cham diaspora by photographer James Sebrights travels of South China Sea.
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Friday, 22nd March 2019 - Sunday, 27th October 2019

Beef Noodles Ceramic ArtworkDurham University Oriental Museum Exhibition: Things from HomeAn exhibition of contemporary ceramics inspired by the experiences of international students, created by artist Katrin Moye.
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Friday, 13th September 2019 - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

Heritage Open Days 2019 - Oriental MuseumFree entry throughout the Heritage Open Days - Friday 13 to Sunday 22 September.
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Thursday, 26th September 2019 - Sunday, 15th December 2019

Interface Poster - a patchwork of images such as - a cat, bird, landscapes, fruitInterface Arts presents 'East Meets West'Interface Arts is a network for artists in County Durham and the surrounding areas. This exhibition showcases works influenced by both the Oriental Museum’s collections and Durham University’s contemporary Western Art collections.
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