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Queen Victoria in Paris

Queen Victoria's Momentous Visit to Paris, 18-27 August 1855

The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce an exhibition of watercolours, opening in spring 2018, generously loaned by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection. 


Barnard Castle Christmas Festival

Christmas is around the corner! More to See, Try, Touch, Taste, Enjoy and Buy

Barnard Castle Christmas Festival

A magical five-day Christmas Festival involving cultural venues in picturesque Barnard Castle in County Durham is taking place this December 2017.


Empress Eugenie's Evening Bodice to go on Display in V&A blockbuster

Empress Eugenie's Evening Bodice to go on Display in V&A blockbuster

An evening bodice from The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, worn by Empress Eugénie of France, is to go on show in a landmark exhibition at the V&A in London.


Joséphine Bowes - The Woman of Fashion

Celebrating 125 Years of Her Museum

Joséphine Bowes - The Woman of Fashion

The Bowes Museum continues its 125th anniversary celebrations with a new display, Joséphine BowesThe Woman of Fashion, which opens in the award winning Fashion & Textile Gallery later this month.


NADFAS* YOUNG SILVERSMITHS' 'CHOSEN COLLECTION' AT THE BOWES MUSEUM

14 October 2017 - 21 January 2018

NADFAS* YOUNG SILVERSMITHS' 'CHOSEN COLLECTION' AT THE BOWES MUSEUM

A stunning display of contemporary commissioned silverware, including a whisky jug inspired by the late musician Joe Cocker OBE, goes on show at The Bowes Museum this autumn - the first time the objects will be seen in the North East of England.


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