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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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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.
Come and enjoy the Oriental Museum's Annual Lantern Festival. Take part in storytelling of Lunar New Year, celebrate with some fun crafts, join in with a dragon dance and try some Chinese food tasting!
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 (over 5)||75p|
|Friends, Students, Durham University, Armed Forces, Museums Association, Art Fund||Free|
- Our Egypt Thacker Gallery has been awarded a #DCMSWolfson grant. Here’s one reason why visitors love our galleries http://t.co/AxSW5ksUEB
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- The Holi Festival comes to the Oriental Museum again, Sunday 8th March between 12 and 5pm. Book your tickets now! http://t.co/yqktTKbNbe
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- Come along to our Lunar New Year Lantern Festival, Thurs 5 March, 6pm and see the Museum decorated for Lunar New Year! @dumuseums. £1 entry.
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