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What's On

Exhibitions

Sunday 23 September 2018

Scaling the Heights

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

An exhibition by artists Stephen, Margaret and Kate Livingstone, working with Dr. Abbie Garrington of Durham University, to recreate heroic Himalayan mountain climbs in miniature using vintage Action Men figures.

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


Shattering Perceptions: The Women of Archaeology

10:00am to 4:45pm, Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library

A temporary exhibition exploring the diverse achievements of women in archaeology

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


Hidden Women

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

New tour highlights the 'hidden women' at the Oriental Museum

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


Saturday 29 September 2018

Scaling the heights crafts

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

See our new exhibition Scaling The Heights and create your own cool action figure. Crafts for children.

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


Thursday 11 October 2018

Scaling the Galleries with Helen Mort

7:00pm to 9:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

Durham Book Festival 2018
Climb the galleries of the Oriental Museum with award winning poet Helen Mort. To coincide with the museum's “Scaling the Heights” exhibition about mountains and mountaineering literature, Helen makes a welcome return to Durham to present a selection of her poetry and prose interspersed with excerpts from contemporary accounts of historic Himalayan climbing expeditions.

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


Tuesday 23 October 2018

Celebrate Science 2018

10:00am to 4:00pm, Celebrate Science Marquee, Palace Green

Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 October
The FREE, family-friendly science festival returns this October half term!
Now in its 9th year, Celebrate Science will once again bring science to life, with amazing activities and exciting experiments showing younger children how science shapes their world.
Visit the Celebrate Science Webpages for details of all the exciting events and activities taking place!