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.

Little Dragons Under 5s Group

Little Dragons is the Oriental Museum’s group for under 5s. Our sessions include songs, story time, crafts, role-play, gallery hunts and object exploration!

Our aim:

The Little Dragons Club aims to engage with children aged 0-5 years to encourage and support their intellectual and social development.

Our objectives:

  • Provide a safe, stimulating environment in which young children can learn through play and experience
  • Explore Durham University Museums' fantastic collections
  • Deliver a distinctive multi-sensory learning programme
  • Work in partnership with parents and carers to address a child's individual needs


No need to book in advance, but if you wish to make an enquiry please call us on 0191 334 5691, or email us on

Why the Oriental Museum?

As well as our wonderful collections, the Oriental Museum is able to offer a variety of facilities to make it as easy as possible for people with young children;

  • free on-site parking
  • spacious baby-changing area
  • potties and toilet aids for toddlers
  • high chair in café area
  • lifts to all galleries
  • bottle warming available on request
  • comfortable, quiet gallery spaces
  • During the school holidays, older siblings are welcome to attend and participate in the activities.
  • Sessions led by trained, DBS-checked staff.

All materials are provided, and we'll do all the cleaning up afterwards!

Costs: To cover the cost of materials, there is a small charge of £1 per child per session, payable on the day. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided free of charge for parents and carers at the end of each session.


Events Diary

  • 6

    On Pilgrimage: The Trident Festival of Jayavageshwori at Pashupatinath

    Tue 6th Oct at 9.00am
  • 7

    IAS Public Lecture - Such Stuff as Psychoses are Made on?

    Wed 7th Oct at 5.30pm
  • 28

    IAS Public Lecture - Extreme States of Matter: From Big Bang to the Lab

    Wed 28th Oct at 5.30pm
  • 4

    IAS Public Lecture - World Literature: Some Old and New Ideas

    Wed 4th Nov at 5.15pm
  • 25

    IAS Public Lecture - Apollo Lies Weeping: on the Broken Dreams of Gods and Infidels

    Wed 25th Nov at 5.30pm

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