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Oriental Museum

Museums and Art Galleries, Indoor
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Attraction Information

The Oriental Museum is a family friendly place to find out all about a diverse range of cultures and countries, from pre history to present day.
There is a great range of archaeological artefacts and artworks from the great cultures of Asia and Northern Africa. The Egypt collection is the largest in the North East and has items such as gold amulets and stone sculptures. Find out about Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and more in the India and South Asia collection, and check out the small but varied Korean collection, which contains ceramics, furniture and metal instruments.
Discover arms and armour, plus contemporary manga from Japan, and a wide range of interesting items from across different parts of Asia.
The museum has a busy calendar of exhibitions and events throughout the year, some of which are designed especially for families, like making your own lucky Chinese coins and learning about mummification as you make your canopic jar, which even has organs inside!
It is worth checking their special events lists through our link below before you visit to find out what's on.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 12.00pm - 5.00pm


Adult: £1.50 Over 60: 75p Children over 5: 75p Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £3.50 Children under 5 free

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Elvet Hill off South Rd,
County Durham,
DH1 3TH,

Phone number

0191 3345694


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