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Event Details

CBeebies Teacup Travels

16 October 2017 - 30 June 2018
Oriental Museum

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

Teacup Travels is a treasure trove of epic adventure stories, which opens the door to ancient worlds and civilizations to young viewers. Each 15 minute episode revolves around Great Aunt Lizzie telling her fictional adventures in Ancient Greece, Edo Japan, the Viking Lands and the Mayan Empire and each story features a replica of an ancient artefact from a museum somewhere in the UK.

Some of the episodes are inspired by objects from the collection at the Oriental Museum.

In the Inro episode Great Aunt Lizzie tells the story of Charlotte and the Inro. A mix-up at the market causes trouble for a writer and chef when they swap inro.

In the Netsuke episode Great Aunt Lizzie tells the story of Charlotte & the Groom’s Netsuke. A hapless Groom keeps losing the items he needs for his big day!

The Inro and Netsuke featured in the series are on display in our Japanese Gallery. Also in our galleries children can find the Abacus, Jade Flute, Chinese Zodiac Horse and Tiger Tally. Children can enjoy our Teacups Travel trail and become explorers like Charlotte and Lokesh, having fun trying to find our objects from the series. Just ask at the front desk for the trail.

You can find out more about the series at the CBeebies website where you can also download a printable Teacup Travels museum map which features an introduction to all of the artefacts featured in the series.

If you missed these episodes you can catch up on BBC iPlayer.

Our opening hours can be found on Your Visit page.

Contact: oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk