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Celebrate Easter

08 April 2023 - 08 April 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Find out how Easter is celebrated around the world and make a cute bunny to take home.

  • Outreach & community
  • Everyone

Annual Easter Chick Hunt

09 April 2023 - 10 April 2023

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Botanic Garden

Easter Chicks are hiding in the Garden. Pick up your spotter sheet and see how many you can find in this fun family event.

  • Holiday activities
  • Public
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

12 April 2023 - 12 April 2023

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

Sail Away

12 April 2023 - 12 April 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Check out our dhow boat and make your own boat.

  • Outreach & community
  • Everyone

Twilight Opening at Palace Green Library

13 April 2023 - 13 April 2023

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Exhibitions
  • Lates
  • Public
  • Everyone

Fragments of History: Family Stitching Morning Workshop

14 April 2023 - 14 April 2023

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Durham Castle

Join us for this family-friendly stitching workshop in the Bishop’s Dining Room, Durham Castle. After a guided tour of our new exhibition Fragments of History, participants will be able to learn about stitching techniques from the past and, with the help of expert stitchers, try them out.

  • Public
  • Workshop
  • Everyone

Fragments of History: Family Stitching Afternoon Workshop

14 April 2023 - 14 April 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Durham Castle

Join us for this family-friendly stitching workshop in the Bishop’s Dining Room, Durham Castle. After a guided tour of our new exhibition Fragments of History, participants will be able to learn about stitching techniques from the past and, with the help of expert stitchers, try them out.

  • Public
  • Workshop
  • Everyone

Clay and Play

14 April 2023 - 14 April 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Come along for messy clay fun. Create your own sculptures and pots inspired by the Oriental Museum.

  • Outreach & community
  • Everyone

Celebrating Vaisakhi

15 April 2023 - 15 April 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Vaisakhi is the Sikh New Year festival. Find out how Sikhs celebrate and make a Khanda symbol mosaic.

  • Outreach & community
  • Everyone

Green Woodworking Event

16 April 2023 - 16 April 2023

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.

  • Public
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

19 April 2023 - 19 April 2023

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

Little Dragons

19 April 2023 - 19 April 2023

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

Fragments from History exhibition tour

20 April 2023 - 20 April 2023

3:15 AM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Learn more about the current exhibition hosted inside Durham Castle and have more time to enjoy it at the end of a standard tour.

  • Exhibition
  • Public
  • Tour
  • Everyone

Twilight Opening at Oriental Museum

20 April 2023 - 20 April 2023

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

Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr

22 April 2023 - 22 April 2023

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr at the Oriental Museum and join us for an afternoon of arts and crafts, food and readings on Saturday 22 April 2023, 12.00 – 3.00pm.

  • Festival
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

26 April 2023 - 26 April 2023

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

Little Dragons

26 April 2023 - 26 April 2023

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

Fragments from History exhibition tour

27 April 2023 - 27 April 2023

3:15 AM - 4:15 PM

Durham Castle

Learn more about the current exhibition hosted inside Durham Castle and have more time to enjoy it at the end of a standard tour.

  • Exhibition
  • Public
  • Tour
  • Everyone

Twilight Opening at Palace Green Library

27 April 2023 - 27 April 2023

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Exhibitions
  • Lates
  • Public
  • Everyone

Tiny Tales

29 April 2023 - 29 April 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Netsuke are a type of toggle worn with Japanese kimonos. See our new exhibition of these tiny works of art, get hands on with some netsuke and find out about the stories behind them.

  • Creative
  • Outreach & community
  • Public
  • 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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