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What’s on today

 

Family activity
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Little Dragons is the Oriental Museum's group for under 5s. Our sessions include songs, story time, crafts, role-play, gallery hunts and object handling!

Exhibition
Friday, January 19, 2018 - Sunday, June 3, 2018

Led by Durham University's Music Department, this multimedia exhibition brings together visual artists and musicians to explore diverse visual responses to Indian classical music.

Permanent gallery
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Saturday, November 3, 2018

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

Permanent gallery
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Saturday, November 3, 2018

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
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Saturday, November 3, 2018

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
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Saturday, November 3, 2018

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
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Saturday, November 3, 2018

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

Permanent gallery
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Sunday, November 3, 2019

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

Exhibition
Friday, September 29, 2017 - Sunday, January 28, 2018

Reconstructing the Kasthamandap and its past after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

Permanent gallery
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 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.

Permanent gallery
Friday, November 4, 2016 - Saturday, November 3, 2018

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.