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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.
To ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and visitors, our museums, galleries and Botanic Garden will remain closed until early 2021. Stay in touch with the Oriental Museum on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
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OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
OPEN TO ALL
The Oriental Museum is currently closed until further notice.
The Oriental Museum is usually 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|
THE PLEASURES AND PAINS OF COLLECTING
To mark the 50th anniversary of the acquisition of the Malcolm Macdonald collection of Chinese ceramics, the Oriental Museum has launched a book charting the fascinating life of politician, diplomat, collector and former Durham University Chancellor, Rt Hon Malcolm MacDonald.
Live Online School Sessions
While the museum remains closed our Learning and Engagement Team are offering a range of interactive primary, secondary and post-16 sessions as live online 'virtual visits'.