The Bowes Museum is open daily. Closed only 25 & 26 December & 1 January.
The Silver Swan plays daily at 2.00.
Galleries & Exhibitions
10.00 – 5.00, Free Daily Tours running 30 April - 31 October at 11.30 from reception
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On 12 September, the Nineteenth Century Picture Gallery will be closed to the public until 3.00. This is due to a specialist group visit.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Enjoy unlimited entry at The Bowes Museum and temporary exhibitions all year around.
|Concession (Over 60)
|Family Pass - 2 Adults (Up to 4 Children)
|Family Pass - 1 Adult (Up to 4 Children)
|Students (day entry only, on production of student card)
|Young People (under 18 - day entry only)
|National Art Pass (On production of membership card)
|Friends of The Bowes Museum
|Children (under 5)
Groups & Coaches
Click here for more information about Groups & Coaches
|Pre-booked groups of 12+ paying visitors
Click here for more information about Café Bowes
|Open 10.00 – 4.30
Click here for more information about our Shop
|Open 10.00 - 4.45
|Operating on a two-week rota, for dates and times click here
Anyone wishing to access the new facility is advised to make an appointment, which will also enable them to check that we hold the relevant material they seek.
To book call 01833 690606 ext 208, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The Reference Library and Archives, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NP.
Click here for more information about the Reading Room