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Friends

The Friends of the Oriental Museum organise an annual lecture series. Details for forthcoming lectures can be found here. Non-members are welcome to come to lectures but may be charged a small fee of £3 (£1 concessions). 

Join the Friends to receive free admission to the museum, advance notice of events and exhibitions, inivitations to previews of new exhibitions and a discount on purchases from the museum shop as well as free entry for all of these lectures.

Find out more about joining the Friends of the Oriental Museum.

Forthcoming Lectures


All lectures commence at 7.30pm and are held in Lecture Room 009, Elvet Hill House, Durham (next door to the Oriental Museum), unless otherwise stated.

Lectures are free for Friends, £3 for visitors (£1 for concessions). Booking for lectures is not required.

Wed 4 March 2020, 7.30pm, Dr Penny Wilson, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, Medieval Itineraries and Ports in the North of Egypt.

Mon 4 May 2020, Dr Elena Narinskaya, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford, Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

February 2020

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A British Museum touring exhibition Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now

29 February - 17 May 2020

The Egyptian Gallery

Permanent Gallery

Family activities

Every Saturday