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What’s on today

 

Family activity
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Explore our Japanese prints and try making your own lino print.

Family activity
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - Sunday, August 27, 2017

Join us this Bank Holiday weekend for Draw Durham! - a series of fun drop-in drawing sessions across Durham City. A Live InDurham event.

Featured Event
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Seeing Through Drawing: a short journey through time and space. Join us for an informal art walk from Durham City to Bearpark.

Exhibition
Friday, April 7, 2017 - Sunday, September 24, 2017

An exhibition exploring the role of the thousands of Chinese who risked their lives alongside the British armed forces during the First World War.

Permanent gallery
Friday, November 4, 2016 - Friday, November 3, 2017

This region of the world has always been a melting pot of beliefs, cultures and artistic traditions. This rich and complex heritage is reflected in the displays in this area.

Permanent gallery
Friday, November 4, 2016 - Friday, November 3, 2017

Highlights include Tang dynasty tomb models, an exquisite Song dynasty Dingware wedding bowl, a shufu cup and Qing dynasty monochromes.

Permanent gallery
Friday, November 4, 2016 - Friday, November 3, 2017

The Korean collections are among the smallest in the museum but they are also hugely varied. Support from a number of funders has also enabled us to expand the collection specifically for this space.

Permanent gallery
Friday, November 4, 2016 - Friday, November 3, 2017

See Edo Period wood block prints alongside cels from anime movies; vintage kimono alongside modern street fashion; centuries old ceramics alongside pieces by 20th and 21st century masters.

Permanent gallery
Friday, November 4, 2016 - Friday, November 3, 2017

This gallery has been designed to introduce younger visitors to Ancient Egypt. Displays cover those topics usually taught at school such as food and farming, building, writing and beliefs.

Permanent gallery
Friday, November 4, 2016 - Friday, November 3, 2017

This gallery provides an easy to understand and family-friendly introduction to Chinese art and culture.

Permanent gallery
Friday, November 4, 2016 - Friday, November 3, 2017

This gallery opened to the public on 13th February 2015.

Permanent gallery
Friday, February 26, 2016 - Thursday, December 31, 2020

This gallery was refurbished and redesigned in February 2016. It is named after man responsible for the founding of the Oriental Museum, Professor T.W. Thacker and is home to the highlights of the Ancient Egyptian collection.