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Review of Oriental Museum

Oriental Museum
Ranked #7 of 58 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 Oriental Museum is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 12pm - 5pm.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Really lovely museum to visit, small but packed with loads of interesting things. It was lovely to see that local schools had pieces also displayed in here.

Thank Beverley W
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Tucked away a great collection of artefacts from the Orient, including a couple of exhibitions from local artists. Well worth a visit.

Thank KaterinaR-B
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I had not realised we had such a great little museum on the door step. A wonderful museum, my children loved it! Knowledgeable, friendly staff, lovely art sessions too. The kids came away with a great Zen Garden.

Thank michelle b
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This museum is tucked away a bit further out of town in the university, but it well worth a visit. The collection is good, but it is well curated in a pleasant setting. The entry price is cheap, staff knowledgeable/helpful/pleasant and a decent cup of coffee is available. Don't expect to spend ages here, but do visit.

Thank Ian G
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

I visited the Oriental Museum in 2011 during the festival of Japan and had a brilliant time. I had my photograph taken with a real geisha and watched performances of samuri practice. The museum itself was fascinating. The museum was further outside the city centre than I was expecting and I would get a bus to the site in furture instead of walking.

Thank Janine F
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