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Durham University Oriental Museum

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Elvet Hill
Durham City
County Durham

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.


  • 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 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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Mawskin
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Superb examples of Oriental art and culture beautifully displayed
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 21st April 2018
    This gem of a museum is hidden in the middle of a campus of Durham University but is well worth seeking out. The displays are well grouped together to illustrate particular aspects of Oriental art... Read full review
  • Peter_J_King
    Chipping Norton, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    A great taste of a host of civilisations
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th April 2018
    A beautifully presented taste of a range of civilisations of the East, well organised and designed. The two special exhibitions when I first visited were fascinating (and one in particular will... Read full review
  • Brenda H
    Trip Type:
    Best museum in the North East
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 13th April 2018
    All the family love this museum and we have visited so many times over the last 10 years. Always a great place to take the grandchildren especially in the winter or bad weather. The exhibits are... Read full review



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  • Parking (free)

Access Information

Opening Times

Season (5 Jan 2018 - 21 Dec 2018)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

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