From Ancient Egypt to modern China, we are the only museum in the North of England devoted entirely to the art and archaeology of the great cultures of Northern Africa and Asia.Plan to visit Oriental Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Durham attractions using our Durham online day trip planner.
'The Orient’ is not an area with defined geographical boundaries. The term can mean widely differing things to different people. In the case of the Oriental Museum, the definition is a wide one indeed, with the collections covering a huge area from North Africa to South East Asia. This is the legacy of the origins or the Oriental Museum in the teaching of oriental languages at Durham University.
Oriental Museum reviews
A wonderful feast for the eyes from ancient artifacts to the current era. Beautifully displayed items covering a range of materials, beautiful pottery, precious jewels luxurious fabrics. The museum... more »
thank you to my mother for introducing me to this treasure trove of world history... just incredible and somewhere anyone who loves life should visit.... more »
Really nice staff and a really cute little place. Entrance only £1.50 but free if you're a student and possibly free for children (I didn't notice). If you're in the Durham area it's worth having a walk up to.
Smaller than expected. Food - limited but value for money. Parking very limited. Nice helpful attitude by the staff. Entry fee minimal.
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