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What’s on today

 

Workshop
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Join us for a creative workshop, with artist Penny Widdison. SOLD OUT.

Family activity
Thursday, March 12, 2020

It's the final weeks of our Pushing Paper exhibition, so pop in for an afternoon of amazing robot drawing with artist Leanne Pearce.

Family activity
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Children with autism, learning or sensory impairments and their families can take part in our quiet time craft activities. Choose from a range of art materials and decorate your own artist's canvas. 10am to midday. Free with admission.

Check out our autism-friendly visual story.

Exhibition
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A British Museum touring exhibition illustrating how artists experiment with the power of paper to express their ideas. Get up close to the artworks with a virtual tour of the exhibition, and explore artworks created by Durham Sixth Form College art students in response.

Permanent gallery
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Sunday, November 1, 2020

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
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Monday, November 2, 2020

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

Permanent gallery
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Monday, November 2, 2020

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
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Monday, November 2, 2020

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
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Monday, November 2, 2020

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
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Saturday, May 2, 2020

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

Permanent gallery
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Thursday, December 31, 2020

This gallery was refurbished and redesigned in February 2016. It is named after the 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
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Monday, November 2, 2020

Permanent Gallery exploring the Himalayas, India and South East Asia.