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Contact Us

For general enquiries, please use the contact details on the right. Information for specific enquiries is given below.

Group visits

Contact us in advance to arrange a group visit and obtain a discount on the entry fee.

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School visits

We offer a range of school sessions at the Oriental Museum and as outreach sessions in school. Contact us to ensure you get the most from your visit.

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Researching the collections

Find out more about how we can support your research, facilitate your visit to Durham or undertake research or photography on your behalf.

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Support for teaching

Our staff can help you run handling sessions, seminars or gallery talks for undergraduates and graduates based around our collections.

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Volunteering opportunities

We aim to provide as many opportunities for work experience, volunteering and skills development as we can across the museum’s different functions.

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Gallery hire

The Oriental Museum provides a unique venue for a range of events, from small meetings to drinks parties and even wedding receptions.

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See a full staff list

View a full list of staff working at Durham’s University Museums.

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Data Protection

We collect and process personal data in order to provide access to the buildings and collections in our care, in line with current legislation and professional standards. Personal information will not be shared outside Durham University.
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Visitor enquiries

Address Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH
Telephone +44 (0)191 334 5694

Opening hours and admission

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)

Friends, Students, Durham University staff, Armed Forces, Museums Association, Art Fund Free