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Family Activities

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Monday, October 16, 2017 - Thursday, December 21, 2017

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

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Celebrate Science at the Oriental Museum, see our amazing Chinese compass and make your own to take home.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Dress like a pharaoh and make your own Ancient Egyptian crown and amulet to take home.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Find out about the monsters and demons in the Oriental Museum collections and make your own spooky bat puppet to take home.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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!

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Explore some of the oldest objects in the Oriental Museum collection from the Indus Valley and make an Indus wheeled cart.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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!

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Decode a secret hieroglyph message and create your own cartouche, just like the Ancient Egyptians!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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!

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Welcoming the spectacular Lumiere festival back to Durham, come along and make a jam jar lantern.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Enjoy this special curator-led object handling session. Get hands on with Hindu, Sikh, Islamic and Buddhist objects from the Oriental Museum's collections.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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!

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Enjoy an afternoon learning to play the ancient Chinese game of Go.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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!

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Are you ready for our super drawing challenge? Wake up your creativity, pick up a clipboard from reception and sharpen those pencils!

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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!

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

See the Chinese silk robes we have on display and make a wiggly silkworm to take home.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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!

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Find out how Christmas is celebrated around the world and make your own Christmas decorations to take home.

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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!

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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

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Friday, February 16, 2018

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

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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.

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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!

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!