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Durham University Oriental Museum

From £0.00
Elvet Hill
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3TH

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.

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 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    180
  • Very Good
    82
  • Average
    10
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    2

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
    Hawthorn,Co.Durham
    Trip Type:
    Family
    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

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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