Durham University Oriental Museum


The only museum in the North of England devoted entirely to Oriental art and antiquities. Covers all major cultures and periods of the East from Ancient Egypt through the Near and Middle East, China, Japan, Korea, India and the Himalayan region and stretching into South East Asia. Displayed in a way designed to make it accessible to the non-specialist. Temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

For events, see website.


Contact Information

Elvet Hill
South Road
Durham City
  0191 3345694
  Visit the Durham University Oriental Museum website

Useful Information

Disabled access : Suitable for the disabled
Opening Times : 10am-5pm and noon-5pm on weekends and bank holidays.

Admission Prices : Adults £1.50, children (5-16yrs) and over 60's, 75p. Children under 5 free. Family tickets (2+3) £3.50.

Location Information