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?

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Lunar New Year Celebration: special late night opening

Join us for a late night opening at the Oriental Museum, to mark the Lunar New Year.

For one night only see the Museum lit only by lanterns. Try fantastic crafts, sample delicious New Year food and drink, listen to stories and go on a gallery hunt. First 100 children receive a free lantern. 

Lunar New Year is celebrated across Asia, including China, Vietnam, Korea and Laos. During the two-week festival, people travel to see their family and friends, give gifts, and eat a new year meal.

2018 is the Year of the Dog so visitors to our Museum will be able to enjoy dog-themed crafts and trails, dragon dancing and storytelling. Traditional New Year food such as spring rolls will be available to try and there will be a special performance by Durham University’s Korean percussion group. Visitors can try games, traditional paper cuts and calligraphy.