Visit the Oriental Museum to marvel at our collections, see our exhibitions, and enjoy fun family activities. Plan your visit, find out about our facilities, café and shop, take a minute to find out more about what you can do to be a greener tourist.
There will be roadworks along Elvet Hill Road and Mill Hill Lane between 24th April and 26th May. For the duration of the roadworks there will be traffic lights and contraflows in place. The museum will be open and our parking is unaffected but you may need to leave a few more minutes travel time to allow for traffic through the roadworks. This also applies to schools for the full duration of the roadworks.
Temporary gallery closure
On Friday 5th May 2017 and posibly also Monday 8th May our Marvels of China and West Asia galleries will be closed to visitors, due to work on the lighting in these areas. All other galleries will be unaffected. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please note that during term time the Museum receives many visits by local schools, so if you would prefer a quieter visit then arriving after 2pm may be advisable, or phone us in advance of your visit.
On Wednesday mornings between 10am and 11am visitors should be advised that our under 5's group takes place, and this is usually held in our Marvels of China gallery.
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
Using a Sat Nav to get to us?
For satellite navigation systems, the Oriental Museum postcode is DH1 3TH.
Opening hours and admission
The Oriental Museum is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 12pm - 5pm.
|Children (5 and over)||75p|
Family (2 adults, 3 children)
|Friends, Students, Durham University staff, Armed Forces, Museums Association, Art Fund||Free|