Visit the Oriental Museum to marvel at our collections and see our special exhibitions. Our nationally important collections are located over 4 floors, with plenty to discover about the cultures of the orient. Use our webpages to plan your visit, find out about our facilities and take a minute to find out more about what you can do to be a greener tourist.
We’re excited to introduce our late-night opening at Oriental Museum every Thursday until 7pm
No booking required
Our Opening Hours are displayed on the right hand side of this page.
For upcoming events please visit the following page Oriental Museum : Events - Durham University
We hope you enjoy your visit.
Location and directions
Directions to the Museum and advice on how to reach us via different modes of transport.
Access and facilities
We aim to provide a friendly, accessible environment for all our visitors.
Browse our range of oriental-inspired gifts and souvenirs, to suit all ages and pockets.
Our modern café facilities provide a welcome space in which to relax during your visit.
Plan your visit
Download a plan of our galleries
Opening Hours - Free Admission
Tuesday - Friday between 10am-5pm* (Thursday evening opening until 7pm)
Saturday - Sunday between 12pm-5pm
*Please note, there will be limited access to the Silk Road gallery on Wednesdays between 10am -12pm.
Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2022/23
24 December - 6 January Closed
7 - 8 January Open 12:00-17:00
9 January Closed
10 January Normal opening hours resume
Using a Sat Nav to get to us?
For satellite navigation systems, the Oriental Museum postcode is DH1 3TH.
(please use the lower car park straight ahead)