The Oriental Museum (Durham) Reviews
Description:The Oriental Museum is the only museum of its kind in the United Kingdom, entirely devoted to art and archaeology from ... more
Newest Review: ... judging by the questions and discussion points – that accompanies all of the major exhibits. There is a large collection of shabtis, model figures placed in burial chambers and inscribed with magic text in order that they might continue to serve their master in the afterlife, and amulets used to ward off evil spirits. An obelisk from Oswan, presented to the Duke by the ruler of Egypt ... more
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by - written on 10/02/03, updated on 10/02/03 (Very useful, 287 readings)
Founded in 1950, and the only one of its kind in the UK, Durham University's Oriental Museum is largely unknown despite being a mere twenty-minute walk from the world renowned Durham Cathedral. Situated on the grounds of Van Mildert College, the museum's exhibits come from a variety of 19th and 20th century sources and cover the civilisations of Asia, the Near East and Islamic North Africa. OPENING TIMES AND ADMISSION Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm Weekends 12 – 5pm Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm £1.50 adults 75p concessions £3.50 family ticket Telephone: (0191) 3747911 Website: ... Read the complete review
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