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“Fascinating place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oriental Museum

Oriental Museum
Ranked #7 of 58 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fascinating place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

I loved visiting this museum, it is quite small but there are some wonderful objects to see. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2012
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durham city
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86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“What a treat for Durham”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2012
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great Little Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited November 2012
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