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 23,000 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. Come along and listen to a series of talks from the experts at the Oriental 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.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
The Museum has a small car park for use by visitors.
From Durham City Centre, take the A177 (South Road) out of the city, turn right onto Elvet Hill Road, then first left onto Mill Hill Lane, the museum is on your right. Map link.
Date last modified: 8th August 2013 at 14:30