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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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Find out how Christmas is celebrated around the world and make your own Christmas decorations to take home.
2020 is the Lunar New Year of the Rat! Get ready for the festivities and make Chinese lanterns and paper cuts to decorate the Museum, ready for our Lantern Festival in February!
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.