View of the grounds at the rear of The Bowes Musem

Going Green

What are we doing?

Here at The Bowes Museum we are committed to providing a good quality service whilst minimising the environmental impact of our activities.

Park and Gardens

A full survey of the grounds took place in 2008. A large number of birds, plants and trees were recorded within the twenty acre site.

Your ideas

We are always interested in hearing what your thoughts are on environmental issues, please email us at info@thebowesmuseum.org.uk.

Monitoring

One of the ways to help reduce our environmental impact is to assess what we are already doing. Monitoring of waste and energy consumption is now common practice at the Museum.

Supplier Screening

To encourage other business to consider their environmental impact we research companies and suppliers to assess their ‘green credentials’ before employing them.

Cleaning the environment

We now source cleaning products that don’t contain bleach and the handwash in the toilets is phosphate free – better for you, better for the environment.

Recycling

The Museum recycles paper, card and glass bottles and we are now beginning to compost waste from the kitchen.

FairTrade

Café Bowes now uses Fairtrade coffee beans. 

Local Produce

Local Head Chef, Davey Babooram is passionate about local food and sources many ingredients locally including meat, fruit and veg, dairy products and bread.

Local Crafts

In the shop you can enjoy a variety of gifts including photographs, books, confectionery, drinks and jewellery produced by people in the region.

Car Sharing

Like many of you who visit the Museum, we also try and share our travelling to the Museum. Many of the staff now drive to work together while others walk to work and some cycle.