Durham University Oriental Museum

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Elvet Hill
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 334 5694

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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:

  • Ged E
    Trip Type:
    A very interesting place
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 6th July 2019
    Full of wonderful artifacts and information with very informative and helpful staff. Easily accessible and laid out for all abilities. Read full review
  • RuthH966
    Inverness, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Amazing place!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 12th July 2019
    The weather was due to change so after enjoying a few hours at the botanic Gardens we bought the joint ticket and came here to shelter from the forecasted rain. Absolutely fantastic. We easily filled... Read full review
  • emma_galawyn
    York, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 13th July 2019
    Absolutely packed with information and artefacts all the way from Egypt to the far East! I learned a lot and will definitely be recommending it to anyone who visits Durham. 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 - Monday, 16th September 2019

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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, 14th June 2019 - Sunday, 15th September 2019

Durham University Oriental Museum - In Persuit of Elegance; Chinese Jades from the Gerard Arnhold Collection COUNTY DURHAM Durham University Oriental Museum - In Pursuit of Elegance: Chinese Jades from the Gerard Arnhold CollectionAn exhibition celebrating the elegance of Ming and Qing dynasty Chinese jades from the Arnhold collection of Chinese art.
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Wednesday, 24th July 2019 - Wednesday, 24th July 2019

Festival of Archaeology Special EventDurham University Oriental Museum: Festival of Archaeology Special EventCelebrate the Festival of Archaeology with us, with a special afternoon of archaeology at the Oriental museum. Booking essential. 14:00 - 16:00
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Friday, 26th July 2019 - Friday, 26th July 2019

Oriental Museum: Terrific TilesDurham University Oriental Museum: Terrific TilesSpot some terrific tiles on display in the galleries then paint your own ceramic tile to take home. 13.00 - 15:00
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