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Events

Family activity
Monday, October 16, 2017 - Saturday, June 30, 2018

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

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!

Lecture
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Lecture by Dr Carl Graves, Deputy Director and Development Manager, Egypt Exploration Society. This lecture is hosted by the Friends of the Oriental Museum, as part of the 2017/18 series.

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.

Workshop
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Join us for an exciting hands-on workshop led by artist/maker Sarah Dodds of Interface Arts.

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 4, 2018

Spot some elephant objects in the galleries and make your own elephant mask.

Family activity
Friday, April 6, 2018

Make your own Ancient Egyptian mummy to take home.

Family activity
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Lots of objects in the Oriental Museum were found by archaeologists. Come along and make your own archaeologists trowel.

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 11, 2018

Listen to some Indian classical music and make your own colourful artwork.

Family activity
Friday, April 13, 2018

Explore our new exhibition on life in South Korea and make a cool K-pop fan.

Family activity
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Find out about the Sikh festival of Vaisahki and create your own sparkly headband.

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
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Learn all about the Japanese tradition of Sakura cherry blossom and make a cherry blossom collage.

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
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Dragons are an important symbol in Asian culture. Make your own scaly dragon to take home.

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!

Workshop
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Get creative and make a Japanese-inspired tea bowl at this 2 day workshop with Muddy Fingers Pottery.

Lecture
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Manuela Lehman of the British Museum will explore insights into life in an Egyptian city in Nubia based on the small-finds from the British Museum’s excavations.