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Group visits

Group visit

We are very happy to welcome group visits to the Oriental Museum. 

Groups of 10 or more are offered a discounted rate of entry of £1.00 rather than the normal entry price of £1.50. 

Museum staff are able to offer a range of gallery talks and tours for pre-booked groups subject to staff availability. These can be presented by curators or members of the Learning Team as appropriate to the age and interest of the group. In order to ensure that everyone in the group can hear and see, we recommend a maximum group size of 20-30 for a single tour. For larger groups, we can try to provide more than one member of staff and split the group into sections touring the museum in a different order.

For specialist interest groups may also possible to arrange handling sessions if sufficient notice is given and space is available. Please contact us as far in advance if you are interested in seeing material that is not on display.

Please note that we only have a small café area that seats a maximum of 16 people on a variety of seating. If you are coming with a larger group, we can arrange additional space for tea and coffee or lunch at an additional charge. 

Telephone 0191 334 5694 or email to discuss your requirements with one of our staff. 

Visitor enquiries

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

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