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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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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)

£3.50
Friends, Students, Durham University staff, Armed Forces, Museums Association, Art Fund Free

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Proposing an exhibition for the Oriental Museum

We welcome ideas for exhibitions or installations. If you would like to work with us, please download the information and proposal form below.