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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

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

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

ART SOCIAL: After-hours Museum Hunt

05 March 2024 - 05 March 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Join us for a scavenger style art hunt in the Oriental Museum.

  • Creative
  • Alumni
  • Everyone
  • Friends of the Oriental Museum
  • Lifelong Learners and Community groups
  • Local and family historians
  • School students
  • Students in HE

Twilight Opening at Oriental Museum

07 March 2024 - 07 March 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Oriental Museum is open until 7pm on the 1st Thursday of every month.

  • Exhibitions
  • Lates
  • Public
  • Everyone

Autism-Friendly Family Activity Fun

07 March 2024 - 07 March 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 make your own unique papercraft collage.

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

Hats off

09 March 2024 - 09 March 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Explore the hats, helmets and headdresses in the galleries and make your own fabulous headgear to dress up in.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Holi Festival

23 March 2024 - 23 March 2024

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Welcome the spring season to Durham with Holi Festival!

  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Festival
  • Outreach & community
  • Family friendly
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Paper Playground

30 March 2024 - 30 March 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Paper was invented in China. Find out how paper changed our world and make your own paper playground!

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

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

ART SOCIAL: Feel My Words: The Power of Text in Visual Art

29 May 2024 - 29 May 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Join poet, picture-maker and playwright Lizzie Lovejoy in a workshop to combine creative writing and visual art.

  • Creative
  • Lates
  • Performance
  • Student experience
  • Workshop
  • Everyone
  • Lifelong Learners and Community groups
  • School students
  • Students in HE
  • Young People

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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