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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
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Celebrate the centenary of the first women winning the right to vote by exploring hidden women's histories in the Museum galleries. Find out about the Queen of Bhutan and make your own brooch to take home.

Family activity
Wednesday, September 26, 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, September 29, 2018

See our new exhibition 'Scaling the Heights' and create your own cool action figure.

Family activity
Wednesday, October 3, 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, October 6, 2018

In Korea, ducks symbolise peace and love. Take a look at our Korean wedding ducks and make your own duck puppet.

Family activity
Wednesday, October 10, 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!

Lecture
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Climb through the galleries of the Oriental Museum with award-winning poet and climber Helen Mort

Family activity
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Check out our beautiful woven basket from Borneo and try nature weaving.

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.

Family activity
Wednesday, October 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 exploration!

Lecture
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Lecture by Beth McKillop, Senior Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum. This lecture is hosted by the Friends of the Oriental Museum, as part of the 2018/19 series.

Family activity
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Explore Japanese culture by making a mini zen garden and visiting the Teikyo Festival.

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.

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.

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!