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Durham Archaeology Explorers (DAX)

Durham Archaeology Explorers (DAX) is an archaeology club for children aged 7 - 11 years. 

DAX meets monthly at the Oriental Museum. We also go on regular field trips to local archaeological and heritage sites. Each session focuses on a different aspect of archaeology. The programme is varied and makes use of the collections and exhibitions at the Oriental Museum and Museum of Archaeology. Children can get hands-on with museum objects, try experiments, develop archaeological skills and have fun.

Get involved

Booking for each session is essential. If you are interested in joining DAX or you would like to make a booking, please contact Charlotte Spink on +44 (0)191 334 5691 or email

Sessions are free of charge and new members are welcome at any time.

Child in high-vis jacket taking part in Durham Archaeology Explorers