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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Special Offers

  • SPECIAL JOINT TICKET OFFER FOR THE BOTANIC GARDEN AND ORIENTAL MUSEUM

    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.

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 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

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    209
  • Very Good
    88
  • Average
    11
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • Laura S
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Mrs
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd February 2019
    This was packed with artefacts and History..beautifully arranged,interesting space..loved the pieces displayed..a great few hours worth and more.Not at all busy and had time and space to... Read full review
  • Brufsters
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Surprisingly Good
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 4th February 2019
    We visited yesterday as we'd been meaning to call in for some time. Museum is well laid out with some fantastic exhibits and artefacts. Great information about the pieces and their countries of... Read full review
  • Silver H
    Trip Type:
    Family
    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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Access Information

Opening Times

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

Map & Directions

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