Events from the 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023
Enjoy our new special exhibition exploring the rich prehistoric and Roman archaeology of Durham.
01 January 2022 - 01 December 2023
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Museum of Archaeology, Palace Green Library, Durham DH1 3RN
Meet Cuthbert Tunstall: bishop, scholar, diplomat, builder, and author of England’s first maths book, celebrating its 500th anniversary this year. He might just be the most important man in Tudor England that you’ve never heard of.
31 July 2022 - 26 March 2023
The ancient Egyptian king Amunhotep III was the grandfather of the famous boy king Tutankhamun.
01 October 2022 - 21 May 2023
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This exhibition showcases the work of the professional artists and craftswomen who do so much to preserve and transfer traditional knowledge and skills, adapting them for new audiences and popularising Central Asian folk art. Alongside photographs of the women practicing a variety of traditional craft techniques will be examples of their textile work.
This exhibition explores how photography turned Tutankhamun into a global sensation. It shows the most famous photographic images in archaeology, from the most famous of archaeological finds: the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the tomb’s discovery in November 1922, this exhibition created by Durham University academic, Prof Christina Riggs, examines the striking images created by photographer Harry Burton during the decade-long excavation.
09 December 2022 - 17 July 2023
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Outdoor Art Gallery, Bill Bryson Library Square, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE
An international touring exhibition from the Japan Foundation.
20 January 2023 - 14 May 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The exhibition explores the stories connected through objects discovered in the River Wear, evoking the social history of Durham’s past 800 years. It has been co-curated by underwater archaeologist Gary Bankhead and the Museum of Archaeology. It will feature around 200 of the 13,500 artefacts that have been found in the River Wear by Gary since 2008, in a friendly-family display.
20 February 2023 - 23 April 2023
Museum of Archaeology, Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RN
Pick up a spotter sheet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the garden (subject to availability of leaflets).
01 March 2023 - 31 March 2023
Little Dragons, our group for children under 5 and their families, offers in-person sessions at the Oriental Museum. Booking essential.
15 March 2023
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Join us on a twilight visit to the Oriental Museum on a Thursday until 7pm.
16 March 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM