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


  • 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:

  • RicardoBowie
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Cham-pion Experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 5th April 2019
    A great museum. A nice sized experience with an interesting and easy to navigate lay out with well labelled artifacts. Located a 15 minute gentle walk from the cathedral through a pleasant part of... Read full review
  • Len B
    Trip Type:
    Extremely informative and we'll organised
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 12th April 2019
    Excellent value for money and wel l laid out displays and exhibits. Fascinating information explaining various cultures. My 7 year old grandson loved the Egyptian section with real mummies on display... Read full review
  • Linda S
    Halifax, United Kingdom
    Great museum - wonderful staff
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 17th May 2019
    The museum has a wonderful layout, it is very easy to see details of very small objects, that you probably wouldn't even notice in a larger museum ( I believe some one else has also noted this... Read full review



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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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Friday, 22nd March 2019 - Sunday, 27th October 2019

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Wednesday, 29th May 2019 - Wednesday, 29th May 2019

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

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