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Events

Family activity
Monday, September 11, 2017 - Thursday, December 21, 2017

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

Family activity
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Find out about the x-rays carried out on our Ancient Egyptian mummy and make an x-ray to take away.

Family activity
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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!

Lecture
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lecture by author Charles Allen (born 1940), a British freelance writer and popular historian who lives in London.

Family activity
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Explore our new exhibition on Nepal: 'Reslience within the Rubble', and make your own snowy mountain picture.

Family activity
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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!

Family activity
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Explore our West Asia gallery, see our beautiful Islamic window grill and make a window decoration.

Lecture
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Kasia is the director of research at Swansea University into the good and bad ‘demons’ the Egyptian believed inhabited the world with them (and us?). As the research project comes to an end, Kasia will present some of the main findings.

Family activity
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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!

Family activity
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Spot the camels on display and your own colourful camel picture to take home.

Family activity
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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!

Lecture
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lecture by Alexander Shaw, University of Leeds. This lecture is hosted by the Friends of the Oriental Museum, as part of the 2017/18 series.

Family activity
Friday, October 20, 2017

This October come and celebrate the much loved Hindu festival of Diwali at the Oriental Museum!

Family activity
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Come along and celebrate all things Japanese. Free entry all day from 10am.

Family activity
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Find out about food in Japan and make your own designer paper sushi. Free entry today.

Family activity
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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!

Family activity
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Celebrate Science at the Oriental Museum, see our amazing Chinese compass and make your own to take home.

Family activity
Friday, October 27, 2017

Dress like a pharaoh and make your own Ancient Egyptian crown and amulet to take home.

Family activity
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Find out about the monsters and demons in the Oriental Museum collections and make your own spooky bat puppet to take home.

Family activity
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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!

Family activity
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Explore some of the oldest objects in the Oriental Museum collection from the Indus Valley and make an Indus wheeled cart.

Family activity
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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!

Family activity
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Decode a secret hieroglyph message and create your own cartouche, just like the Ancient Egyptians!

Family activity
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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!

Family activity
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Welcoming the spectacular Lumiere festival back to Durham, come along and make a jam jar lantern.

Family activity
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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!

Family activity
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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!

Family activity
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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!

Family activity
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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!