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Penned and Printed

27 May 2023 - 31 August 2024

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Historic Libraries

An exhibition of our Archives and Special Collections, telling hidden stories from the shelves and strongrooms.

  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Voices: contemporary art and craft from the Middle East and North Africa

29 September 2023 - 12 May 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum

An exhibition celebrating the work of emerging contemporary artists and designers from the Middle East and North Africa recently acquired by the Oriental Museum.

  • Exhibitions
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

03 April 2024 - 24 April 2024

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Little Dragons

03 April 2024 - 24 April 2024

10:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Twilight Opening at Oriental Museum

04 April 2024 - 18 April 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Oriental Museum is open until 7pm the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month.

  • Exhibitions
  • Lates
  • Public
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

10 April 2024 - 01 May 2024

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Twilight Opening at Palace Green Library

11 April 2024 - 25 April 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Historic Libraries, Museum of Archaeology

Palace Green Library is open until 7pm the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.

  • Accessible
  • Exhibition
  • Lates
  • Public
  • Everyone

Green Woodworking Event

14 April 2024 - 14 April 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Botanic Garden

Local green woodworker, Chris Helliwell, will be demonstrating his traditional wood-turning craft skills using a pole lathe and shave horse, and giving people an opportunity to have a go.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Little Dragons

17 April 2024 - 08 May 2024

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Little Dragons

17 April 2024 - 08 May 2024

10:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Twilight Opening at Oriental Museum

18 April 2024 - 02 May 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Oriental Museum is open until 7pm the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month.

  • Exhibitions
  • Lates
  • Public
  • Everyone

Autism-Friendly Family Activities

18 April 2024 - 18 April 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Join us for some fun, autism-friendly crafts for families at the Oriental Museum when the galleries are quieter. Explore the museum galleries and have fun making pasta jewellery.

  • Accessible
  • Creative
  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Outreach & community
  • Public
  • Workshop
  • Family friendly
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Foraged and Found Collages

20 April 2024 - 20 April 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Come and be creative!

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Little Dragons

24 April 2024 - 15 May 2024

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Art Social: Life Drawing at the Oriental Museum

24 April 2024 - 24 April 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Led by artist Isabel Gotti, join us for life drawing in the museum.

  • Creative
  • Lates
  • Outreach & community
  • Public
  • Student experience
  • Workshop
  • Alumni
  • Everyone
  • Friends of the Oriental Museum
  • Lifelong Learners and Community groups
  • Local and family historians
  • Students in HE

Twilight Opening at Palace Green Library

25 April 2024 - 09 May 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Historic Libraries, Museum of Archaeology

Palace Green Library is open until 7pm the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.

  • Accessible
  • Exhibition
  • Lates
  • Public
  • Everyone

Twilight Talk - Unearthed wonders: Explore the Museum of Archaeology’s collection

25 April 2024 - 25 April 2024

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Museum of Archaeology, Historic Libraries, Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

Join our Curator of Archaeology and discover more about the history of the Museum of Archaeology and find out about its remarkable collection.

  • Lecture
  • Outreach & community
  • Public
  • Talks, training, seminars & conferences
  • Everyone

Blossom Week: 'The Trees Have Spoken'

27 April 2024 - 27 April 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Blossom has begun to appear all around us!

  • Creative
  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Japanese Children's Day

04 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Come and join in the fun!

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Slow Stitching Workshop

04 May 2024 - 04 May 2024

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Join us for a slow stitching workshop which combines relaxation with creative movements. Make a notebook cover from simple stitches and enjoy the calm.

  • Workshop
  • Everyone
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What’s on across our venues

Our unique cultural attractions include Durham Castle, Botanic Gardens, Historic Libraries at Palace Green, Oriental Museum, Museum of Archaeology and our World Heritage Visitor Centre. Whatever your interest, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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