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Student Art Prize Exhibition 2022/23

01 May 2023 - 18 March 2024

10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Palatine Centre

This exhibition showcases the shortlisted entries to Durham University’s fourth annual Student Art Prize.

  • Creative
  • Exhibition
  • Public
  • Student experience
  • Alumni
  • Everyone
  • Students in HE

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

Beautiful Durham

16 August 2023 - 31 March 2024

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Outdoor Art Gallery

As a Part of the Summer in the City Art Festival and in collaboration with nine County Durham Schools, come see a collection of artworks that answer the question “What makes Durham Beautiful?”

  • Accessible
  • Creative
  • 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

Welcome the Year of the Dragon

02 February 2024 - 03 March 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Celebrate the Spring Festival and the beginning of the Year of the Dragon

  • Exhibitions
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

07 February 2024 - 28 February 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

Hina Matsuri

13 February 2024 - 03 March 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Enjoy our display of traditional Japanese dolls

  • Exhibitions
  • Public
  • Family friendly
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

14 February 2024 - 06 March 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

21 February 2024 - 13 March 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

22 February 2024 - 22 February 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

  • Accessible
  • Exhibition
  • Lates
  • Public
  • Everyone

Twilight Talk - Durham Castle and Cathedral: new perspectives on the living World Heritage Site

22 February 2024 - 22 February 2024

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

Find out more about the Durham World Heritage Site.

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

Super Sculptures

23 February 2024 - 23 February 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Join us for some half term creative fun and make a GIANT cardboard sculpture. Be prepared to get messy!

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Hooray for Hieroglyphs

24 February 2024 - 24 February 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Investigate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and write your own secret messages on papyrus.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Lunar New Year Lantern Festival Late Night Opening

24 February 2024 - 24 February 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Join us for a late night opening at the Oriental Museum to mark the Lunar New Year. Try fantastic Year of the Dragon crafts, sample delicious New Year food, listen to stories, music and more. Suitable for all the family. Everyone welcome.

  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Lates
  • Outreach & community
  • Family friendly
  • Children and families
  • Everyone
  • Friends of the Oriental Museum
  • Lifelong Learners and Community groups
  • Students in HE
  • Young People

Durham Castle Guided Tours

26 February 2024 - 26 February 2024

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Join one of our guided tours of Durham Castle - experience 1000 years of fascinating history and discover how the building has evolved in time and functions today as the home of University College.

  • Public
  • Tour
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Durham Castle Guided Tours

27 February 2024 - 27 February 2024

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Join one of our guided tours of Durham Castle - experience 1000 years of fascinating history and discover how the building has evolved in time and functions today as the home of University College.

  • Public
  • Tour
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

28 February 2024 - 20 March 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

28 February 2024 - 28 February 2024

10:45 AM - 11:45 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

Durham Castle Guided Tours

29 February 2024 - 29 February 2024

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Join one of our guided tours of Durham Castle - experience 1000 years of fascinating history and discover how the building has evolved in time and functions today as the home of University College.

  • Public
  • Tour
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Celebrate Japanese Hina Matsuri

02 March 2024 - 02 March 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

See our magnificent set of traditional Hina Matsuri dolls - only displayed for a short time each year in the run up the Hina Matsuri - and create your own Emperor or Empress doll to take home.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

What’s on across our venues

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

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