Museums in Durham

Find museums in Durham. Listings include Northern Mines and Collieries, Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens, Durham Castle, Durham University, Visitor Attractions, Oriental Museum Durham University and AKFX Art & Gore. Click on each in the list below the map for more information.

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Blue Tokay

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  • 06/19/20
    To celebrate #silkroadweek we will be highlighting a few objects from our collection that will feature in our new Silk Roads Gallery (Opening 2020). This beautiful 19th century Iranian ceramic tile d...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University
  • 06/18/20
    International Sushi Day – Keyring During the Edo period netsuke, kanzashi hair pins and inro were the accessories of choice for fashionable men and women. Now it is small, novelty charms such as this...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University
  • 06/17/20
    Lamp 澹然居士款白釉雁足镫 Porcelain with underglaze blue inscription China Qing dynasty, 1825-1875 CE Macdonald collection DUROM.1969.232.B In the early part of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644 CE), collecting anc...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University
  • 06/17/20
    Welcome to the next installment of Little Dragons at Home, our group for children under 5 and their grown-ups. This week we are exploring shapes from the museum, and spotting shapes at home. For t...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University
  • 06/16/20
    Bunch’eong Vase Ceramic Republic of Korea, 1950—1960 CE Korean bunch’eong ware is characterised by a dark clay body decorated with a white slip and clear glaze. The style developed in the early Joseo...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University
  • 06/15/20
    Join us on Wednesday 17 June,10am on Facebook Live for the next installment of Little Dragons at Home, our online group for children under 5 and their grown-ups. This week we will be exploring some ...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University
  • 06/15/20
    Bottle vase and hexagonal vase By Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) Stoneware Japan Showa Era, after 1950 CE Hamada Shoji was one of Japan’s most influential 20th century potters and an important figure in th...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University
  • 06/13/20
    Mani stone Stone China, Tibet 1800-1900 CE Mani stones are carved and deposited as votive objects all over the sacred landscape of Tibet, especially at the summits of mountain passes or at the entran...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University
  • 06/12/20
    Cup 绞胎杯 Earthenware, kneaded-biscuit ware China Tang dynasty, 618-907 CE Macdonald Collection DUROM.1969.29.A This cup is decorated with a unique, marblised pattern which is called Jiaotai (kneaded-...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University
  • 06/11/20
    #PushingPaper artist Lady Kitt is an artist, activist, performer and researcher based in Newcastle. They use the pronouns they/them. In their 'Worth' series (2016–ongoing) they depict strong and influ...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University
  • 06/10/20
    Hill Jar (Lian) 黄釉博山奁 Earthenware with yellow glaze and relief decoration China Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE Ronald Bullock Bequest DUROM.1998.18 The cover of this jar is modelled as a mountain range...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University
  • 06/09/20
    Japanese iron kettles known as tetsubin are used in the process of making sencha tea. Unlike the more formal chanoyu tea ceremony made using powedered matcha tea, sencha uses loose tealeaves. Traditio...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University
  • 06/08/20
    Join us on Wednesday 10 June at 10.00am for Little Dragons at Home. This week we will be going on a journey to the moon so get your space boots ready! For the craft activity you can use an empty kit...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University
  • 06/08/20
    Red coral was highly revered throughout East Asia. It was imported into China from Iran and Sri Lanka, forming an important item of trade along the Silk Routes. Red coral was associated with long li...
    > Oriental Museum Durham University