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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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 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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    189
  • Very Good
    83
  • Average
    11
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • Bubblefish77
    Trip Type:
    Family
    A lovely surprise
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th August 2018
    With a 3 and 5 year old in tow I dared risk a trip to the museum. There was a Teacup Travels trail to keep them amused and on each level there was dressing up, plenty of related colouring in... Read full review
  • adarwich
    Tenerife, Spain
    Trip Type:
    Family
    What a surprise!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th August 2018
    Very nice and well explained egyptian to chinese collections. Kids are more than welcome. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was not over-crowded so we could spend time admiring the... Read full review
  • Mark B
    Newcastle, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    An oasis of oriental calm.
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 5th August 2018
    My daughter who is twenty and I visited for the first time in about 6 years though we have benn many times when she was younger. Sarah got in for nothing as she is at Newcastle Uni and I was charged... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Access Information

Opening Times

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

Map & Directions

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Friday, 9th February 2018 - Sunday, 9th September 2018

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Friday, 21st September 2018 - Sunday, 16th December 2018

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Saturday, 8th September 2018 - Saturday, 8th September 2018

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Saturday, 15th September 2018 - Sunday, 16th September 2018

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Wednesday, 22nd August 2018 - Wednesday, 22nd August 2018

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Wednesday, 22nd August 2018 - Wednesday, 22nd August 2018

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Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Saturday, 17th November 2018

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Thursday, 8th March 2018 - Friday, 21st December 2018

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Thursday, 11th October 2018 - Thursday, 11th October 2018

Scaling heights talkOriental Museum: Scaling the Galleries with Helen Mort
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