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Student Art Prize Exhibition 2022/23

01 May 2023 - 18 March 2024

10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Palatine Centre

This exhibition showcases the shortlisted entries to Durham University’s fourth annual Student Art Prize.

  • Creative
  • Exhibition
  • Public
  • Student experience
  • Alumni
  • Everyone
  • Students in HE

Penned and Printed

27 May 2023 - 31 August 2024

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Historic Libraries

An exhibition of our Archives and Special Collections, telling hidden stories from the shelves and strongrooms.

  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Beautiful Durham

16 August 2023 - 31 May 2024

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Outdoor Art Gallery, Art Collection

As a Part of the Summer in the City Art Festival and in collaboration with nine County Durham Schools, come see a collection of artworks that answer the question “What makes Durham Beautiful?”

  • Accessible
  • Creative
  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Voices: contemporary art and craft from the Middle East and North Africa

29 September 2023 - 12 May 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum

An exhibition celebrating the work of emerging contemporary artists and designers from the Middle East and North Africa recently acquired by the Oriental Museum.

  • Exhibitions
  • Everyone

Welcome the Year of the Dragon

02 February 2024 - 03 March 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Celebrate the Spring Festival and the beginning of the Year of the Dragon

  • Exhibitions
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

07 February 2024 - 28 February 2024

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Hina Matsuri

13 February 2024 - 03 March 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Enjoy our display of traditional Japanese dolls

  • Exhibitions
  • Public
  • Family friendly
  • Everyone

Little Dragons

14 February 2024 - 06 March 2024

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Little Dragons

21 February 2024 - 13 March 2024

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Little Dragons

21 February 2024 - 21 February 2024

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Oriental Museum

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Wednesday mornings for Little Dragons, our FREE session for children under 5 and their families/carers. Each session will be packed full of exploring the museum galleries, fun craft activities, singing, games and stories.

  • Creative
  • Public
  • Under 5s

Quack Quack Duck

21 February 2024 - 21 February 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oriental Museum

Inspired by our Korean wedding ducks on display, create your own duck from clay.

  • Family friendly
  • Children and families
  • Everyone

Durham Castle Family Fun Tour

21 February 2024 - 21 February 2024

2:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Durham Castle

Bring the whole family and enjoy a family-focused tour around Durham Castle, with activities for children throughout.

  • Tour
  • Family friendly
  • Children and families

Art Social: Speed-dating the Art Collection

21 February 2024 - 21 February 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

Love art so much you want to date it? Meet some artworks from our collection and get to know them.

  • Creative
  • Alumni
  • Everyone
  • Lifelong Learners and Community groups
  • Local and family historians
  • School students
  • Students in HE
  • Young People

What’s on across our venues

Our unique cultural attractions include Durham Castle, Botanic Garden, Historic Libraries at Palace Green, Oriental Museum, Museum of Archaeology and our World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. Whatever your interest, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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