Durham University Oriental Museum

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Elvet Hill
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 334 5694

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Special Offers


    Visit Durham University’s Botanic Garden and Oriental Museum on the same day in February or March 2019 and save money on your vist. Both attractions are located just a few minutes’ walk from each other and offer different and unique experiences: from the natural beauty and fresh air of being outside, to the art and archaeology of the cultures of Northern Africa and Asia. Joint tickets can be bought at either attraction.

    Adults £4.50

    Concessions £3.25

    Children £1.75

    Just keep your receipt when you purchase this offer and show at the second venue to gain entry.

    Offer link: Attractions and Activities

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


  • 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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Silver H
    Trip Type:
    Great collection
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 13th February 2019
    A very broad range of items from across east Asia, all with very interesting boards of information accompanying them. When I visited, there was an exhibition of South Korea which I found very... Read full review
  • charlottelotus
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Really cool
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 22nd February 2019
    Lot's to see, very easy to guide you're way around. Very clearly informed for every section. The staff were also super friendlly. Nice little gift shop as well. Read full review
  • steffer9
    Toronto, Canada
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Time for Learning
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th March 2019
    This place is often overlooked by travelers to Durhan perhaps attracted by the Cathedral. However, it is not difficult to include s day at this Museum, though small in comparison to others, is... Read full review



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Parking & Transport

  • 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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Friday, 1st February 2019 - Sunday, 2nd June 2019

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