Workshops


At The Bowes Museum we offer high quality education workshops on a variety of topics. See our workshops below and contact the education team on 01833 694602 or email education@thebowesmuseum.org.uk to find out more information or to make a booking.

Toys From The Past

A hands-on workshop looking at toys throughout the ages, followed by a practical activity making your own peg doll.
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Pattern Power!

Explore patterned decoration in the galleries and have a go at printing your own designs.
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Portraits and Portraiture

Learn what portraits can reveal from pose, setting and accessories and make a collage self portrait.
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Victorians

Learn about the lifestyle of a wealthy Victorian through an exciting guided tour of the Museum. Look at and sketch real Victorian artefacts before trying to write with a slate and pencil or a dippy pen!
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Green and Pleasant Landscapes

Explore the history of landscape painting from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century and try your hand at creating your own masterpiece using watercolour paints or pastels.
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A Tudor Feast

Bring the Tudors to life by taking part in a fantastic ‘Living History’ workshop, learn a dance and make a ‘tussy mussy’ before creating a collage of a Tudor King or Queen
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Greek Myths and Legends

Explore the history of the Greeks. Discover mythical stories and legends through the Museum’s collections, then make your own Greek-style artefact.
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Stone Age to Iron Age

Discover and handle a variety of prehistoric artifacts before creating a coil pot inspired by Bronze Age beakers.
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Amazing Egyptians (Outreach)

Handle and sketch replica Egyptian objects, have a go writing on papyrus and make a clay shabti.
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Romans (Outreach)

Look at and handle real and replica Roman artifacts before making your own Roman head pot.
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WW1 – The Soldier’s Story (Outreach)

Look at and sketch WW1 artifacts before making a felt keepsake.
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Ganesha (Outreach)

An interactive workshop focused on Ganesha, the elephant headed god, followed by a practical collage activity. An educational box is available free of charge with the booking.
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Creative Writing

Take part in a Creative Writing workshop inspired by the amazing collections at The Bowes Museum. Workshops are suitable for KS1 and KS2 children.
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Arts Award in a Day

Be inspired by an exhibition on display and complete your Discover Arts Award in a day!
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