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Oriental Museum, Durham

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  • At £1.50 for adult entrance, I thought the museumw ould be small, but it extends over 4 floors and contains fascinating, high-quality exhibits on various oriental cultures from the middle east to the ...  more »
  • This is a quiet and unassuming museum with an outstanding collection that informs and thrills young and old alike, it does this by walking a fine line between something for everyone and a scholarly pr...  more »
  • Have been meaning to go here for years. Finally made it today....And was not disappointed. Easy to find and parking easy. Very well laid out over four floors. Excellent displays. Exquisite pieces. 2 h...  more »
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  • The museum is very well set out the lighting is subdued and calming. The exhibits are interesting, beautiful and amazing. Ancient cultures displaying fine craftmenship that tell stories and tell us about their culture. I like the quirkiness of new exhibits from the 20th and 21st century. This week there was a photographic exhibition about the thousands of Chinese men who helped Britain and France in WW1. There is a small cafe and a small shop.
  • Wonderful place to visit. Full of ethnic wonders. Inexpensive entry. Well worth a visit.
  • Fascinating place full of wonderful artifacts. Very good for kids too.
  • Has an amazing mummy and all of the canopic jars and a great collection.
  • A gem of a museum! Didn't have the kids with us this time but there's lots of good stuff for kids.

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