Oriental Museum

Local nameOriental Museum
LocationDurham, England, UK

The Oriental Museum, formerly the Gulbenkian Museum of Oriental Art and Archaeology, is a museum of the University of Durham in England. The museum has a collection of more than 23,500 Chinese, Egyptian, Korean, Indian, Japanese and other far east and Asian artefacts. The museum was founded due to the need to house an increasing collection of Oriental artefacts used by the School of Oriental Studies, that were previously housed around the University. The Museum's Chinese and Egyptian collections are 'designated' by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council as being of "national and international importance".

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Opening hours

Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat, Sun, Bank Holidays: noon - 5 p.m.


Adults: £1.50
Seniors (60+): 75p
Children (5 and over): 75p
Infants: free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_University_Oriental_Museum

Official website http://www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum/

Email oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk

Phone +44 191 334 5694

Address Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH Durham, UK

Coordinates 54°45'49.816" N -1°34'52.674" E

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