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Portrait and Figure Drawing with Isabel Gotti 3. Figure Drawing Crash Course

12 July 2024 - 12 July 2024

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

7 Owengate, Art Collection

Want to sharpen your drawing skills or draw? Join our Arts Social with Durham University's Art Collection for a tutored drawing session.

  • Creative
  • Everyone
  • Lifelong Learners and Community groups
  • Students in HE

Festival of Archaeology Fun

13 July 2024 - 13 July 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Handle some archaeological finds from Ancient Egypt and China and try our special archaeology trail.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Portrait and Figure Drawing with Isabel Gotti 4. Figure Quicksketch

19 July 2024 - 19 July 2024

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

7 Owengate, Art Collection

Want to sharpen your drawing skills or draw? Join our Arts Social with Durham University's Art Collection for a tutored drawing session.

  • Creative
  • Everyone
  • Lifelong Learners and Community groups
  • Students in HE

Yak-tastic!

20 July 2024 - 20 July 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Did you know that yaks were a vital part of the first attempts to climb Mount Everest? Find out why and make cute yak puppet.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Toy Box

27 July 2024 - 27 July 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Explore our new exhibition, try our new playful gallery trail and make your own game.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Sketchbook Workshop

31 July 2024 - 31 July 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Get a free mini sketchbook and try some easy, fun drawing ideas.

  • Workshop
  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Awesome Armies

02 August 2024 - 02 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Learn about the Chinese terracotta army, and make your own terracotta warrior from clay.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Terrible Teeth

03 August 2024 - 03 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Find out why many Ancient Egyptians had terrible teeth and make a set of chompers from plasticine.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Gorgeous Glass

07 August 2024 - 07 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Decorate a glass jar with your favourite colours.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Paper Marbling Workshop

09 August 2024 - 09 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Experiment with colour and try paper marbling.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Sculpture Saturday

10 August 2024 - 10 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

See our huge Ancient Egyptian temple frieze and then make your own relief sculpture.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Teddy Bear's Picnic

12 August 2024 - 12 August 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Botanic Garden

Join us for a fun-filled day of exploring bear habitats on an interactive guided walk through the Garden, a messy bear art workshop and all your favourite bear stories.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Mountain Zine Making

14 August 2024 - 14 August 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Explore the sights and sounds of the Himalayas and make a cool mountain zine.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Durham Art Collective

14 August 2024 - 14 August 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

Crazy Creatures

15 August 2024 - 15 August 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Botanic Garden

Get interactive with our Crazy Creatures who are visiting the Garden for the day.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

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

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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