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Welcome to the
Oriental
Museum

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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Friday, August 24, 2018

Children with autism, learning or sensory impairments and their families are invited to take part in our quiet-time craft activities. See our Japanese fish plate and make your own fabulous fish from a range of art materials.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

A coming-of-age story about a Japanese-Taiwanese boy learning about his family’s history.

Reviews

Absolutely wonderful collection - regular chages of exhibits - LOTS for children, great staff!!!

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We were very impressed by the staff, quality of exhibits, child-friendly atmosphere and high standard of cleanliness

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What a lovely museum, a ten minute walk from city centre and only £1.50 entry... We thoroughly enjoyed our time.

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Brilliant place. We attended the Holi Festival - what a lovely atmosphere and excellent family fun!

OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION

OPEN TO ALL

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The Oriental Museum is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 12pm - 5pm.

Adults £1.50
Over 60s 75p
Children (5 and over) 75p
Infants Free

Family
(2 adults, 3 children)

£3.50
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 Lokesh's Teacup Travel adventures, the television series now in it's second series on CBeebies.

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LEARNING

Find out more about our wide range of school visits, from Lunar New Year for KS1 to Japanese manga for A-level. All visits can be tailored to your needs.

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