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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 how artists make elephants and leopards leap across the canvas in our new Indian art exhibition and make your own animal action flip book.
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
OPEN TO ALL
Oriental Museum is currently open:
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am-5pm
- Thursday between 10am to 7pm
- Saturday and Sunday between 12pm-5pm
- Closed on Friday 3 June for the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday.
Currently, we are offering free entry to all our visitors.
Bookings are now open - make a booking here.
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.