We are a specialised museum entirely devoted to the art and archaeology of Asia. Our broad and beautiful collection spans South-East Asia, Tibet, China, Japan, Korea, Ancient Egypt as well as the Islamic world. 

Since its opening in 1960, our collection has grown across the years - containing more than 30,000 different artefacts. 

The importance of our Egyptian and Chinese collections was recognised in 2008 when we received Designated Status from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council as being of national importance.

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon - 5.00pm
Bank holidays: 12 noon - 5.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Rachel Harding
Contact position
Front of House Manager
0191 334 5691

Where to go

Durham University Oriental Museum
Elvet Hill
County Durham

Other details

Cost description
Adult £1.50
Children (5-16) and Over 60's 75p
Family ticket (2 adults and up to three children) £3.50
Children under 5 Free
Special offers to Children and Young People's Network (CYPN) Members
CYPN members get the following benefit(s):
The Children and Young People's Network is for 0-25 year olds with a SEN or disability. To become a member of the network visit: www.durham.gov.uk/cypn Free entry for two adults and three children when using the membership card. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Referral required?

Local Offer

Local Offer description

Our disabled facilities include:

  • lift
  • disabled toilets
  • disabled parking and wheelchair hire
  • wheelchair access
  • walk and rest stools
Contact name
Charlotte Spink
Contact telephone
0191 334 5691
Contact email
Oriental Museum - access and facilities

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