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Buddha's Birthday

Come and celebrate Buddha's Birthday with us!

18 May 2024

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Festival
  • Outreach & community
  • Family friendly

Eternal Ascent: Bentley Beetham and the 1924 Mount Everest Expedition

This exhibition marks the centenary of the 1924 Mount Everest Expedition, the first Western, and ultimately tragic, attempt to climb the highest mountain in the world.

24 May 2024 - 15 September 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

  • Creative
  • Exhibition
  • Exhibitions
  • Partnerships & Collaboration
  • Public
  • Family friendly

Celebrating Durham Pride

Come and start the Pride celebrations!

25 May 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Family friendly

High and Mighty

Explore our new photography exhibition!

29 May 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Family friendly

ART SOCIAL: Feel My Words: The Power of Text in Visual Art

Join poet, picture-maker and playwright Lizzie Lovejoy in a workshop to combine creative writing and visual art.

29 May 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oriental Museum Elvet Hill Rd, South Rd, Durham DH1 3TH

  • Creative
  • Lates
  • Performance
  • Student experience
  • Workshop

Mythical Beasts

Can you spot any mythical beasts or lion dogs in our galleries?

31 May 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Family friendly

Perfect Perfume

Explore our beautiful Ancient Egyptian perfume jars, make up items and jewellery.

01 June 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Family friendly

ART SOCIAL: SOCIAL!

Join us for quizzes and art games in the pub!

05 June 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Station House, Durham, DH1 4SE

  • Creative
  • Lates
  • Public
  • Student experience
  • Library and Collections

Make a Rangoli

Find out about the Indian tradition of Rangoli art, and make your own.

08 June 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Family friendly

Wonderful Weather Dolls

Find out about teru teru bozu - the famous Japanese weather doll and have a go at making one.

15 June 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Family friendly