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Events

Family activity
Wednesday, January 17, 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 handling!

Family activity
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Find your favourite Chinese pot in the Oriental Museum galleries and then decorate your own plate.

Workshop
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Join us for an exciting hands-on workshop led by artist George Browell of Interface Arts.

Lecture
Monday, January 22, 2018

Lecture by Dr Brian Black, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University. This lecture is hosted by the Friends of the Oriental Museum, as part of the 2017/18 series.

Family activity
Wednesday, January 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 handling!

Family activity
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Explore our new exhibition Music and Imagination, listen to some Indian classical music and make your own musical instrument to take home.

Family activity
Wednesday, January 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 handling!

Family activity
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Did you know that some objects at the Oriental Museum were found on a shipwreck? Find out about marine archaeology and make a ship to take home.

Family activity
Wednesday, February 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 handling!

Family activity
Saturday, February 10, 2018

In 1918, all men, and some women over 30, won the right to vote for the first time. Vote for your favourite museum animal and make an election badge.

Family activity
Wednesday, February 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 handling!

Family activity
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Make your own Ancient Egyptian canopic jar, complete with blood and guts!

Family activity
Friday, February 16, 2018

Celebrate the beginning of the Lunar New Year festivities and make your own fluffy dog to take home.

Family activity
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Find out how the museum protects objects from bug attack, damaging light and water and make your own museum bug to take home.

Family activity
Wednesday, February 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 handling!

Family activity
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Take inspiration from the jewellery on display and make a bracelet to take home.

Family activity
Saturday, February 24, 2018

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

Family activity
Wednesday, February 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 handling!

Family activity
Saturday, March 3, 2018

Welcome the spring season to Durham with a special Holi festival!

Family activity
Wednesday, March 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 handling!

Family activity
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Find out how the pyramids were built and make your own sandy pyramid, just like the Ancient Egyptians.

Family activity
Wednesday, March 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 handling!

Family activity
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Learn all about the Japanese art of manga and create your own cool manga character.

Lecture
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Dr Dirk Huyge and Dr Wouter Claes, two scholars at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels, will be talking about recent work at El Kab and the spectacular discoveries at Qurta.

Family activity
Wednesday, March 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 handling!

Family activity
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Explore our new exhibition all about South Korean culture, learn to count in Korean and make a Korean fan to take home.

Family activity
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Enjoy a curator-led object handling session with objects from the Oriental Museum's collections.

Family activity
Wednesday, March 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 handling!

Family activity
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Find out why the phoenix bird is important in Chinese culture and make your own feathery friend.

Family activity
Wednesday, April 4, 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 handling!

Family activity
Wednesday, April 11, 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 handling!

Family activity
Wednesday, April 18, 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 handling!

Family activity
Wednesday, April 25, 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 handling!

Family activity
Wednesday, May 2, 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 handling!

Family activity
Wednesday, May 9, 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 handling!

Family activity
Wednesday, May 16, 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 handling!

Family activity
Wednesday, May 23, 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 handling!

Family activity
Wednesday, May 30, 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 handling!