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Café

We sell a range of delicious coffees, made using freshly ground fair-trade beans, as well as a selection of speciality teas to give you a real flavour of the Orient. Fresh sandwiches are available daily, as well as refreshing cold drinks, biscuits, chocolate and snacks. Child-friendly drinks and snacks are on sale and we can provide a high seat if required.

The Oriental Museum café is open from 10am to 4.00pm weekdays and 12pm to 4.00pm at the weekends and on Bank Holidays.

As part of Durham University we are Fairtrade certified. We are committed to providing Fairtrade food and drink wherever possible. As much as possible is sourced locally to reduce the environmental impact of 'food miles' and wherever possible packaging is biodegradable or recyclable. Our coffee is fairtrade, organic and Rainforest Alliance certified, our tea supplier is part of the Ethical Tea Partnership. 

Please note our café seats 16 people on a variety of seating and our sandwiches are not made on site. If you are visiting the museum as part of a group please let us know in advance, so that we can order in sufficient sandwiches.

Did you know...

...you don't need to pay the Museum entry fee to visit our café or shop!