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Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at The Durham Museum. Making its home in one of Omaha’s most unique treasures, Union Station, The Durham Museum provides a fascinating look at the history of the region. Through our affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution and strong ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives, Chicago’s Field Museum and others, we also offer a number of temporary exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science and industry.

RIVER CITY HISTORY TOURS - Click here to reserve your seat today!
Tours are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Membership discount applies only to those in the household. To reserve a seat, please call 402-444-5027 or e-mail Payment is due at the time of reservation. Private River City History Tours are available year round for groups of 20 to 42. For more information on scheduling a private tour, please contact The Durham’s education department. If you need to cancel your reservation the day of your tour, please call 402-444-5071 x556.

FIELD TRIPS - Click here to learn more

Durham Museum Field Trips are offered daily during regular museum hours. Groups must include 10 or more participants to receive the reduced rate. The Durham Museum recommends one teacher/chaperone to every 10 students. Teachers and staff will be admitted at no charge with each registered group. Additional chaperones/parents/guardians may attend at $5/chaperone. Museum members will not be charged the $5/chaperone fee.  In order for us to provide you the best museum experience possible, we kindly ask that your field trip request be complete TWO WEEKS prior to anticipated field trip date. 

Get set to explore The Durham Museum!

Whether you’re an old friend or first-time visitor, The Durham Museum offers an exciting, hands-on opportunity to experience history like you’ve never seen it before.  From turn-of-the century innovations, a bison named “Scout” and a massive steam locomotive, to rare coins and the region’s most sought-after traveling exhibits, The Durham Museum is heralded by visitors and scholars for its renowned collections, innovative exhibitions and extensive photo archives.

Tour groups are welcome daily during regular museum hours. Groups will be checked-in and receive a short overview of the museum before setting out to explore on-your-own.
Cost: $7 per guest 
Please note: Groups must include 10 or more participants.

Enhance your Museum Tour!
Let one of our talented docents lead you on a guided tour of The Durham Museum.  You will explore the history of Union Station, learn about Art Deco architecture and find a new appreciation for our grand structure during this hour-long tour.
Add a guided museum tour for $50 (per 25 people)

*Group tours require a reservation. Please contact the Education Department at 402-444-5027 or email to book yours today!

The Durham Museum is located just south of Omaha’s Historic Old Market at 801 South 10th Street. Situated on the 10th Street Bridge, the museum can be accessed from both 10th Street and Leavenworth Street. The museum has a two-level parking deck that is FREE to all visitors. Tour bus parking is available free of charge along the 10th Street Bridge.

For more information on booking a field trip or tour, please contact the Education Department at 402-444-5027.