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What’s on today


Family activity
Wednesday, May 30, 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 exploration!

Friday, February 9, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018

An exhibition by curator/photographer Lauren Barnes, illustrating the everyday lives of South Koreans over the course of a year.

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.

Family activity
Monday, October 16, 2017 - Saturday, June 30, 2018

Drop in to the Oriental Museum to see up close some of the real artefacts that inspired Charlotte’s adventure in “Teacup Travels”.

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.