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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.
In line with government and Public Health England advice regarding the Covid-19 and following the current guidelines set by Durham University, the Oriental Museum is now closed until further notice. Stay in touch on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
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An NEAES 'Zoom' talk by Susanne Bickel, an Egyptologist at the University of Basel, Switzerland and Director of the Swiss Mission in the Valley of the Kings. All welcome via Zoom.
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.
Find out more about our wide range of school visits, from pre-school to A-level. All visits can be tailored to your needs. You can still book for the future while the Museum is closed.