The Learning and Engagement Team
We offer an exciting programme of education visits 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.
The Learning and Engagement Team are working towards generating new, collections-centred digital content. We would appreciate your time to fill out a few surveys about what you woul like from us, click the 'user surveys' link below for more information. These resources will be aimed at a wide range of age groups. We currently offer a variety of existing digital resources on our website.
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. For more information about the Durham University Art Collection, follow the link below.
At the Oriental Museum we handled real Ancient Egyptian artefacts and saw a real mummy!”
Year 4 went to Durham Castle to support their castle topic... it was a really enjoyable day out!”
Thank you for a wonderful visit. Your lively and enthusiastic team brought the wonder and magic of early Saxon England to life.”
Many thanks to the Museum staff who made our day such an informative and enjoyable one!”
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are only taking on site bookings for next academic year, for more information please click here. We offer collections centred workshops for a range of key stages and abilities both at our venues and in your school. Pupils can get involved in trails, dressing up and craft activities, as well as handling objects from our outstanding collections.
Book Your Visit
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are only taking on site bookings for next academic year, for more information please click here. A number of our workshops can be tailored for different age groups and we welcome groups with special educational needs. Or if you have an idea for a visit or activity, let us know!
EPQ and Research Skills
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are only taking on site bookings for next academic year, for more information please click here. For the online Bill Bryson Library resources please click here. We welcome sixth form students to use resources at Durham University's Bill Bryson Library and offer workshops looking at primary sources from our Archives and Special Collections.