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Durham University Oriental Museum

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.

Opening Times

  • Saturday 10 September: 1200-1700; 1400 and 1500 Curator's Choice Tours
  • Sunday 11 September: 1200-1700; 1400 and 1500 Curator's Choice Tours

Booking Details

No booking required


The Museum has a small car park for use by visitors.


From the 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.



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Date last modified: 8th August 2016 at 12:07