Durham University, Elvet Hill, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3TH
The Oriental Museum is the only museum in the north of England devoted entirely to the art and archaeology of the Orient. Our world class collections include more than 30,000 objects relating to Egypt, China, Japan, India and other great cultures of Asia and the Near and Middle East. Founded in 1960 to support teaching and research at Durham University, the museum is now open to everyone. Come along and see Ancient Egyptian mummies, Chinese porcelain created for the imperial court, Japanese woodblock prints and head-hunting swords from Borneo. On Saturday, from 1-3pm there will be children’s craft activities based on our fantastic collection of ancient Chinese bronzes and swords. In addition, talks by one of the museum’s curators, entitled ‘Curator’s choice: the top-10 objects on display in the museum’. No need to pre book, just turn up on the day. In addition, free entry to the museum all day on Saturday and Sunday.
The Museum has a small car park for use by visitors.
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