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Oriental Museum, Durham

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From Ancient Egypt to modern China, we are the only museum in the North of England devoted entirely to the art and archaeology of the great cultures of Northern Africa and Asia.

'The Orient’ is not an area with defined geographical boundaries. The term can mean widely differing things to different people. In the case of the Oriental Museum, the definition is a wide one indeed, with the collections covering a huge area from North Africa to South East Asia. This is the legacy of the origins or the Oriental Museum in the teaching of oriental languages at Durham University.
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  • Interesting museum with many lovely exhibits, hidden away on the edge of Durham centre. Its free to enter so its one not to miss & we spent about 2 hours there. Staff very welcoming & helpful. About.....  more
    Interesting museum with many lovely exhibits, hidden away on the edge of Durham centre. Its free to enter so its one not to miss & we spent about 2 hours there. Staff very welcoming & helpful. About.....  more »
  • Well, what a find. Excellent museum with so many fascinating displays of art and archaeology from countries of North Africa and the whole of Asia. It's just not possible to take it all in during one.....  more
    Well, what a find. Excellent museum with so many fascinating displays of art and archaeology from countries of North Africa and the whole of Asia. It's just not possible to take it all in during one.....  more »
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  • Really nice staff and a really cute little place. Entrance only £1.50 but free if you're a student and possibly free for children (I didn't notice). If you're in the Durham area it's worth having a walk up to.
  • Smaller than expected. Food - limited but value for money. Parking very limited. Nice helpful attitude by the staff. Entry fee minimal.

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