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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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Children with autism, learning or sensory impairments, and their families, can take part in our quiet-time crafts. Find out why the Ancient Egyptians weer scared of crocodiles and craft your own croc. A range of art materials will be available.
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
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|
Why not take advantage of our special offer? Visit both the Botanic Garden and Oriental Museum on the same day and save money on entry to both. Find out more.
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.