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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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Join us for a late night opening at the Oriental Museum, to mark the Lunar New Year.
Children with autism, learning or sensory impairments and their families can take part in our quiet-time craft activities. See a real 5,000 year old pot on display and make your own pot from clay. No booking required.
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 during Febraury and March? 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.