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Events

Family activity
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Drop in to the Oriental Museum to see up close the real artefacts that inspired Charlotte’s adventure in “Teacup Travels”, follow the trail and get a sticker!

Family activity
Wednesday, October 24, 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!

Family activity
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Ever wondered how ancient people told the time? Make a sundial and find out.

Family activity
Friday, October 26, 2018

Children with autism, learning or sensory impairments and their families can take part in our quiet-time craft activities. The Ancient Egyptians were terrified of hippos. See the huge hippo jaw on display and make a hippo puppet.

Family activity
Friday, October 26, 2018

The Ancient Egyptians were terrified of hippos. See the huge hippo jaw on display and make a hippo puppet.

Family activity
Saturday, October 27, 2018

See a 1,000 year old glass bottle from Syria and paint your own glass jar to take home.

Family activity
Wednesday, October 31, 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!

Family activity
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Help us prepare for Diwali by making flowers and lanterns to decorate the Museum.

Lecture
Saturday, November 3, 2018

A workshop by Esme Lundius, a PhD student at Durham University, on the context and ritual use of Ancient Egyptian offering tables and similar magical material.

Family activity
Wednesday, November 7, 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!

Family activity
Friday, November 9, 2018

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

Family activity
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Learn how to play the ancient Chinese game of Go with the Durham Go Club.

Family activity
Wednesday, November 14, 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!

Workshop
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Come and enjoy a creative weaving workshop led by expert weaver Susan J Foulkes.

Family activity
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Chat to members of the local Sikh community and get hands on with Sikh objects. Find out about the religions of the world with our new gallery trail.

Family activity
Wednesday, November 21, 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!

Family activity
Saturday, November 24, 2018

Find out why the Ancient Egyptians were fascinated by scarab beetles and make a scarab pendant to wear.

Family activity
Wednesday, November 28, 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!

Family activity
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Spot the Chinese horses on display and make your own super stallion to take home.

Workshop
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Join us for this creative workshop led by artist / maker Suzanne Ross.

Family activity
Wednesday, December 5, 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!

Family activity
Saturday, December 8, 2018

See our exhibition, Scaling the Heights, and make your own fabulous maga-ZINE. Collage, print, paint and craft your way to the summit and create your own piece of artwork.

Workshop
Saturday, December 8, 2018

A special touch tour event for visitors with dementia and their caregivers.

Family activity
Wednesday, December 12, 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!

Family activity
Saturday, December 15, 2018

See our Japanese iron snake and make your own slithery creature.

Family activity
Wednesday, December 19, 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!

Family activity
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Come and see our beautiful Middle-Eastern hedgehog pot and make your own spiky hedgehog to take home.

Family activity
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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!

Family activity
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Make a scented picture using Indian herbs and spices.

Family activity
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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!

Family activity
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Find out about the ancient Indus Civilisation and make an Indus animal figure from clay.

Family activity
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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!

Family activity
Saturday, January 26, 2019

See our new art exhibition and make your own piece of Ancient Egyptian-inspired art. A must for budding archaeologists!

Family activity
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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!

Family activity
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Find out about Setsubu, the Japanese coming of Spring festival and make a terrifying Oni mask.

Family activity
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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!

Family activity
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Get ready for Lunar New Year and make Chinese lanterns and paper cuts to decorate the museum.

Family activity
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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!

Family activity
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Join us for a late night opening at the Oriental Museum, to mark the Lunar New Year.

Family activity
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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!

Family activity
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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!

Family activity
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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!

Family activity
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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!

Family activity
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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!

Family activity
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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!

Family activity
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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!

Family activity
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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!

Family activity
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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!