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.

A Good Reputation Endures Forever: The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front

An exhibition exploring the role of the thousands of Chinese who risked their lives alongside the British armed forces during the First World War.

96,000 Chinese men volunteered to work for Britain in the First World War as part of the Chinese Labour Corps. They undertook essential and often dangerous work behind the lines on the western front and thousands lost their lives. Yet their contribution was barely acknowledged at the end of the war and in the years that have followed they have been largely written out of histories of the war. They have been described as the 'forgotten of the forgotten'.

This exhibition examines the vital role of the Chinese Labour Corps using historic photographs and objects created by the men at the front.

 

The Oriental Museum is open 12-5pm on weekends. Normal admissions prices apply. Adults: £1.50, Concessions and children (5-16): 75p, under 5's, students, Durham University staff, Art Fund and Museums Association: free.