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Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience over 1000 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College.

Contact castle.tours@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

10:00am to 5:00pm, Archaeology Museum, Palace Green Library, Durham, DH1 3RN

16 June - 29 October

Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking at the effects of time on objects.

Contact archaeology.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Resilience within the Rubble

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

Reconstructing the Kasthamandap and its past after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


DST's Returners' Showcase

8:00pm to 9:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre

Join us in welcoming back some of the best of last year's shows, ranging from sketch comedy to musical theatre, new writing to devised pieces, and including productions returning from successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Don't miss this final chance to see the shows you didn't get to see last year!

Contact student.theatre@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Beauty and Diplomacy: the Malcolm MacDonald Collections

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

An exhibition celebrating the diplomat Malcolm MacDonald’s friendships with world leaders, master craftsmen, antique dealers and even Borneo head-hunters. The collections resulting from these friendships are now housed at the Oriental Museum and include beautiful objects from across Southeast Asia and his collection of Chinese ceramics spanning four thousand years of history.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Diwali - special late night opening

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Oriental Museum

This October come and celebrate the much loved Hindu festival of Diwali at the Oriental Museum!

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.



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