Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Poetry Workshop

16th June 2023, 4-6pm
Oriental Museum, Durham University.
Tickets are Free, but booking is essential

Image courtesy of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
Cranes made by Sadako Sasaki

Join us for this poetry workshop which reflects upon the new temporary exhibition ‘Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki’ at the Oriental Museum.

This workshop is brought to you by Durham University Poetry Society, Durham University’s Art Collection and the Oriental Museum.

The workshop will includes a tour of the exhibition, led by the Assistant Curator or the Oriental Museum. Followed by a poetry workshop, led by the Poetry Society, which will focus upon the topics of reflection, hope and peace.

Content Warning: The exhibition includes imagery and content that some visitors may find distressing.


The Oriental Museum is committed to being as accessible as possible for all visitors. 

Accessibility guide 

A full Accessibility Guide is available for Oriental Museum, featuring information on: 

  • Arrival information 
  • Accessible lifts 
  • Building layout  
  • Accessible toilets 

Assistance dogs are welcome in the museum and a water bowl is provided in the picnic area in front of the museum. 

A wheelchair is available to loan and walk and rest stools are available throughout the galleries for all visitors to use.  

View a gallery plan of the Oriental Museum before you arrive: