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Welcome from
The Learning and Engagement Team

We offer an exciting online programme of education sessions and learning resources for a range of subjects and Key Stages using the collections of Durham University’s Oriental Museum, Botanic Garden, Palace Green Library, Museum of Archaeology, Art Collection and Durham Castle.

Learning Online

Explore From Home

School Videos and Podcasts

Art Online

Explore our collections online with these online resources suitable for all ages. For the new teaching year of 2020/21 we will be developing and launching new online, collections centred learning resources for our new Explore From Home website.

Engagement Opportunities

Arts Award

Community Online Gallery

The Learning and Engagement Team are proud supporters of Arts Award. For more information about our Arts Award offer and other Art Collection opportunities, please get in touch by emailing us

At the Oriental Museum we handled real Ancient Egyptian artefacts and saw a real mummy!

Castletown Community Primary School

Year 4 went to Durham Castle to support their castle topic... it was a really enjoyable day out!

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Thank you for a wonderful visit. Your lively and enthusiastic team brought the wonder and magic of early Saxon England to life.

St. Columba's RC Primary School

Many thanks to the Museum staff who made our day such an informative and enjoyable one!

Bowburn Infant and Nursery School

Online Taught Sessions

We offer a range of online interactive sessions live into your classroom from the Oriental Museum, Museum of Archaeology, Archives and Special Collections and the Art Colelction. Bookings available from September 2020.

Taught Sessions

Planning Your Visit

Book Your Online Session

Our online sessions can be tailored for different age groups and we welcome groups with special educational needs. Or if you have an idea for an online session or activity, let us know!

Get in touch

Online booking form

EPQ and Research Skills

For the online Bill Bryson Library resources please click here. We offer a range of taught online sessions and online resources from Durham University's Bill Bryson Library and offer online workshops looking at primary sources from our Archives and Special Collections.

Research Skills sessions

Research skills resources

Widening Participation