Events Diary

The World Heritage Site is a hive of activity, with many concerts, plays, talks and other events. What will you find of interest?

The events shown are taking place on or around Durham World Heritage Site. If you are organising an event, please tell us about it.

Cbeebies Teacup Travels Trail

Drop in to the Oriental Museum to see up close the real artefacts that inspired Charlotte’s adventure in “Teacup Travels”.

Teacup Travels is a treasure trove of epic adventure stories, which inspires audiences up and down the country by opening the door to ancient worlds and civilizations to young viewers. Each 15 minute episode revolves around Great Aunt Lizzie telling her fictional adventures in Ancient Greece, Edo Japan, the Viking Lands and the Mayan Empire and each story features a replica of an ancient artefact from a museum somewhere in the UK.

In series two, Great Aunt Lizzie’s magical stories are told to her niece Charlotte and her cousin Lokesh, who, whilst cradling a warming drink in one of Great Aunt Lizzie’s special teacups, are transported back through time to ancient lands, where the story begins. 

The Inro and Netsuke featured in the series are now on display in our Japanese Gallery, so come along and enjoy our Teacups Travel trail to become an explorer like Charlotte and Lokesh. We also have objects from series 1 included in the trail.

This trail is suitable for young children.

You can find out more about the series at the CBeebies website where you can also download a printable Teacup Travels museum map which features an introduction to all of the artefacts featured in the series.

 

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