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The Oriental Museum

Welcome to Durham University Museums!


Durham University is home to two very different museums: the Oriental Museum and the Museum of Archaeology

Through their internationally important collections, the University Museums offer insights into local history and archaeology, as well as the history and material culture of Ancient Egypt, China, Japan, Korea and the other great cultures of Asia and North Africa.

Please follow the links to find out more about our collections and get the latest information on what's on; including exhibitions, talks, activities for children and much more.

We hope that you will enjoy visiting these web pages. 


Durham University Museums are part of Durham University Library. For more information on our governance please see the Library's Special Collections webpages.