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From Ancient Egypt to modern China, we are the only museum in the North of England devoted entirely to the art and archaeology of the great cultures of Northern Africa and Asia.
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In Charles Taylor’s monumental 2007 work ‘A Secular Age’ he sets out to answer two questions: What does it mean to say that we live in a secular age? And, why (in the West) it was virtually impossible not to believe in God in the Middle Ages, while presently many of us not only find this easy, but even culturally inescapable?
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OPEN TO ALL
The Oriental Museum is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 12pm - 5pm.
|Children (5 and over)||75p|
|Friends, Students, Durham University, Armed Forces, Museums Association, Art Fund||Free|
CBEEBIES TEACUP TRAVELS
Follow in the footsteps of Great Aunt Lizzie, and discover original artefacts as depicted in Charlotte and Elliot's Teacup Travel adventures, the brand new television series now on CBeebies.
- Cold and damp Durham today, so come along and explore our lovely galleries! @dumuseums #orient http://t.co/4VYMA3odZZ
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- FREE ENTRY and free family activities today to celebrate @FestivalofArch. Come and join in! @dumuseums http://t.co/kjZGRicDKD
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- Free entry tomorrow and free dig for children to celebrate Festival of British Archaeology @FestivalofArch @dumuseums
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