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Sail Away

16 August 2024 - 16 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

See a beautiful boat on display and make your own watercolour sail boat.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Awesome Obelisks

17 August 2024 - 17 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Find out about the ancient Egyptian obelisk on display and create your own 3D model to take home.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Chinese Writing Workshop

21 August 2024 - 21 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Learn some Chinese characters and try writing your own.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Elizabeth Baker, StoryTeller

22 August 2024 - 22 August 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Botanic Garden

Join storyteller, Elizabeth Baker, for a whole host of stories and legends from some of the different countries where the wonderful plants in our Garden grow.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Beautiful Bastet

23 August 2024 - 23 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Bastet was the Ancient Egyptian goddess of protection. Find out why she was so important and make a fun cat painting.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

The Shang Dynasty of China

24 August 2024 - 24 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Find out about the Shang Dynasty of China and make a scary taotie mask with embossed metal detail.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Mughal Miniatures

28 August 2024 - 28 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Create your own Indian-style miniature painting.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Make a Mosaic

30 August 2024 - 30 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Create your own mini mosaic from glass tiles.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Glorious Gardens

31 August 2024 - 31 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Get creative and make a mini Japanese Zen garden.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Walk Like a Pharaoh

07 September 2024 - 07 September 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Find out about ancient Egyptian life and make your own sandy pyramid.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Durham Art Collective

11 September 2024 - 11 September 2024

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

7 Owengate, Art Collection

A youth group for 12-18 year olds to learn practical art skills.

  • Creative
  • School students

Magnificent Moon Jar

14 September 2024 - 14 September 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

See our fabulous Korean Moon Jar - then create a mini one from clay.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Horse Play

21 September 2024 - 21 September 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

See the magnificent horse on display in the China Gallery and make a hobby horse.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Knitted together: the Korean lives and legacies of Richard and Joan Rutt

28 September 2024 - 04 May 2025

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Drawing on the objects and photographs of the main donors to the Korean collection at the Oriental Museum, Knitted Together details Richard and Joan Rutt’s 20 years living in South Korea in the immediate aftermath of the Korean War (1950 – 1953).

  • Creative
  • Exhibition
  • Exhibitions
  • Public
  • Family friendly
  • Everyone

Celebrating Rosh Hashanah

28 September 2024 - 28 September 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Find out about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year festival, and make a shofar musical instrument.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Durham Art Collective

09 October 2024 - 09 October 2024

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

7 Owengate, Art Collection

A youth group for 12-18 year olds to learn practical art skills.

  • Creative
  • School students

Durham Art Collective

13 November 2024 - 13 November 2024

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

7 Owengate, Art Collection

A youth group for 12-18 year olds to learn practical art skills.

  • Creative
  • School students
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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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