Oriental Museum collections on display in Taiwan
A new exhibition based on Durham University research and featuring objects from the Oriental Museum is now open at the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum in Taiwan.
(18 May 2018) » More about Walking with the Buddha exhibition
New tour highlights the 'hidden women' at the Oriental Museum
On Thursday, 8 March, the Oriental Museum launches a new tour around the galleries, highlighting the ‘hidden women’ in the museum’s collections.
(5 Mar 2018) » More about hidden women tour
Agreement signed with National Museum of Japanese History
Durham University Vice-Chancellor, Prof Stuart Corbridge, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Museum of Japanese History (NMJH). This agreement will support a research and engagement partnership between the Oriental Museum and the NMJH.
(26 Jun 2017) » More about National Museum of Japanese History
Oriental Museum wins Welcome Accolade
For the third year running the Oriental Museum has been awarded VisitEngland's Welcome Accolade, awarded to attractions that give visitors an exceptional welcome.
(22 Feb 2017) » More about Welcome Accolade
Major investment will expand global access to cultural treasures
The Oriental Museum is one of the Durham University venues which will benefit from new UK government funding awarded to Durham University Museums
(18 Jan 2017) » More about Major investment in museums
CBeebies Teacup Travels
Drop in to the Oriental Museum to see up close the real artefacts that inspired Charlotte’s adventure in “Teacup Travels”; the exciting second series has started on CBeebies. (December 2016)
(6 Dec 2016) » More about Teacup Travels
Ancient Lebanese treasures on display in the UK for first time at Oriental Museum
Historical artefacts never before seen in the UK are go on display at the Oriental Museum from Saturday 18th June 2016.
(4 Jul 2016) » More about Ancient Lebanon exhibition
See Oriental Museum Objects online in 3D
The Oriental Museum has begun to make 3D models of some of its collections available online.
(4 Jul 2016) » More about 3D models online
More than warriors
The role of Japan’s samurai soldiers as patrons and producers of the arts is being showcased in a new exhibition now open at the Oriental Museum.
Museum staff and academics from Durham University’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures have worked together to develop the exhibition, The Shogun’s Cultured Warriors, which reflects the latest research into the lives of this warrior elite.
(10 Jun 2016) » More about New exhibition at the Oriental Museum
Oriental Museum Wins Accolade for Second Time
For the second year running the Oriental Museum has been awarded Visit England's Welcome Accolade.
(15 Mar 2016) » More about Oriental Museum Accolade Win
Ancient Egyptian treasures back on display
On Friday 26th February the Oriental Museum is reopening the gallery which houses the highlights of its world famous Ancient Egyptian collection.
(1 Mar 2016) » More about New Egypt Gallery
Oriental Museum short listed for People's Choice Award
The Oriental Museum has been shortlisted for 'Best Family Attraction' in this year's ChronicleLive People's Choice Awards. Vote online now.
Oriental Museum objects on loan around the UK and overseas
Objects from the Oriental Museum collections will be on display in London and Manchester this autumn and some objects are even travelling as far as New York
(26 Oct 2015) » More about Oriental Museum loans
Egyptian gallery closing for refurbishment
The Oriental Museum's Egyptian Art gallery features the highlights of our Ancient Egyptian collections and is a firm favourite with visitors. However, the cases housing these treasures are now outdated. From 3rd August 2015 the gallery will close for a seven-month refurbishment.
(20 Jul 2015) » More about Egyptian gallery temporary closure
Durham University receives a copy of the Qianlong Emperor's Library
Durham University has been presented with a copy of the Qianlong Emperor's library, in recognition of Durham’s position as a leading centre of excellence in Chinese Studies.
(29 Jun 2015) » More about Qianlong Emperor's library
Oriental Museum receives accolade for excellent customer service
The Oriental Museum has become one of only a small number of visitor attractions in the country to have received the VisitEngland Welcome accolade.
(17 Feb 2015) » More about Museum wins customer service accolade
New gallery for Himalayas, South Asia and Southeast Asia
In February 2015 the Oriental Museum opened a brand new gallery devoted to the museum’s Himalayan, Indian and Southeast Asian collections
(13 Feb 2015) » More about new gallery opening
Oriental Museum wins award for working with children
Oriental Museum has receivedthe Investing in Children Award in
recognition of the creative ways in which staff engage with children and youngpeople. The award was presented to
the museum by the Lord Lieutenant of County Durham, Mrs Sue Snowdon.
(28 Oct 2014) » More about Award for working with children
The Oriental Museum is undergoing a major redisplay. Regular Updates are sent to our Friends to keep them up to date on progress. You can download these here.