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Play Time!

Explore our new exhibition all about play and toys, then try making your own game.

22 June 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Family friendly

Magnificent Manga

Explore the Oriental Museum's collection of Japanese Manga comics and create your own to take home.

29 June 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Family friendly

Tanabata Festival

Tanabata is the Japanese summer star festival. Find out about this special time of year and make tanabata decorations.

06 July 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Family friendly

MG Car Display

The Durham MG & Classic Car Club was formed in 2001 for local car enthusiasts interested in MG cars, both classic and modern. This informal gathering will showcase cars representing models produced from the late 1940s through to the early 2000s.

07 July 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Botanic Garden

  • Family friendly

Festival of Archaeology Fun

Handle some archaeological finds from Ancient Egypt and China and try our special archaeology trail.

13 July 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Family friendly

Yak-tastic!

Did you know that yaks were a vital part of the first attempts to climb Mount Everest? Find out why and make cute yak puppet.

20 July 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Family friendly

Toy Box

Explore our new exhibition, try our new playful gallery trail and make your own game.

27 July 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Family friendly

Sketchbook Workshop

Get a free mini sketchbook and try some easy, fun drawing ideas.

31 July 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Workshop
  • Family friendly

Awesome Armies

Learn about the Chinese terracotta army, and make your own terracotta warrior from clay.

02 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Family friendly

Terrible Teeth

Find out why many Ancient Egyptians had terrible teeth and make a set of chompers from plasticine.

03 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

  • Family friendly