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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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Lecture by Dr Bart van Malssen, Lecturer of Chinese History, Durham University. This lecture is hosted by the Friends of the Oriental Museum, as part of the 2015/16 series.
See the Oriental Museum's complete set of traditional Japanese Hina Matsuri dolls, only displayed for a short time each year in the run up to Hina Matsuri - the Dolls Festival - on 3rd March.
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|
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.
- Our shop sells a beautiful range of leather journals and hand-carved wooden boxes and frames. All are Fairtrade and made in India.
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- Made for history lovers. Enjoy a tea and tour Durham Castle this Saturday https://t.co/xHrkmJALGj https://t.co/iB9c65gi2m
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- @dumuseums Ancient Egypt new permanent gallery opens 26 February 2016 at the Oriental Museum https://t.co/0mKkoRvwry https://t.co/wtLk3h2p5P
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