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What’s on today

 

June 19 2020
Family activity
Friday, June 19, 2020

Find out about life as a Samurai warrior and make a Samurai helmet.

Family activity
Friday, June 19, 2020

Learn about the Chinese terracotta army, and make your own terracotta warrior from clay.

Family activity
Friday, June 19, 2020

Make a Chinese paper lantern.

Family activity
Friday, June 19, 2020

Find out about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year festival, and make a shofar musical instrument.

Family activity
Friday, June 19, 2020

Find out about the Sage King of Korea and make your own crown.

Family activity
Friday, June 19, 2020

Maces were used in Ancient Egypt as signs of power. Make your very own stick of power!

Family activity
Friday, June 19, 2020

Children with autism, learning or sensory impairments, and their families, can take part in our quiet-time craft activities. Make a scented picture using Indian herbs and spices.

Check out our autism-friendly visual story.

Exhibition
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - Saturday, September 5, 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

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

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

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 - 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.

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