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Welcome to Durham University's
Museums and Attractions

Durham University’s Museums and Attractions promote learning and education for all. We have something to offer just about everyone!

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Friday, February 13, 2015

See the Oriental Museum's complete set of traditional Japanese Hina Matsuri dolls, only displayed for a short time each year in the run up to Hina Matsuri - the Dolls Festival - on 3rd March.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Explore the Oriental Museum with our fun Lunar New Year Gallery Trail, full of things to spot, draw and plenty of puzzles.

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Fun for families

Fun for families

Take part in adventure trails at the Botanic Garden, go on a tour of Durham Castle or find out about the Durham World Heritage Site in our Visitor Centre.

Little ones

Little ones

Little Dragons at the Oriental Museum and Little Bookworms at Palace Green Library offer crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing for under 5s, their parents and carers.

Theatre, concerts and lectures

Theatre, concerts and lectures

See our students in action with Durham Student Theatre, get involved with MUSICON’s varied concert programme, or attend one of our Institute of Advanced Study public lectures.

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Durham Castle

We had a great tour of the Castle - it was outstanding. A Durham must do!

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Botanic Garden

Excellent value for money... The Botanic Garden is a lovely place to visit all year round.

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Palace Green Library

The displays were superb and the passionate staff were knowledgeable.

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Oriental Museum

The Orient in the North... unbelievably beautiful Chinese artefacts in this city famous for its romanesque cathedral.

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