Row of Classic Cars parked on the terrace infornt of The Bowes Museum

Teddy Bears, 1 August, 10.00 - 12.00 or 1.00 - 3.00, £4.50 per child,
Look at the different teddy bears in the Museum collection before making your own, using felt. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event. 

Robots, 1 August, 10.30 - 12.00 or 1.00 - 2.30, £4.00 per child,

Look at the different robots in the Museum collection before trying a variety of robot themed crafts. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event.

Classical Guitar Weekend - Workshop, 2 August,
Part of Barnard Castle Classical Guitar Weekend...more

Printing for Families, 4 August, 11.00 - 4.00
Look at the David Hockney print exhibition and be inspired to create a simple block print with artist Vicky Holbrough in this drop in workshop.
Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.  The event is funded by Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership.

Making Miner Banners, 5 August, 10.30 - 3.00,

Explore the Shafts of Light exhibition and try making a banner like those of the miners in the paintings. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Weaving Wonders, 7, 8 August, 10.00, 11.30 & 2.15 (sessions last 1 hour), £3.50 per child,

Weave wonders in this fun craft workshop! Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event.

Painting Workshop – All Black and White - working in the style of Hockney, 8 August, 10.00 – 4.00,
Practical painting led by artist Linda Birch ...more

Delightful Dollies,  12 August, 10.30 - 12.00 or 1.00 - 2.30, £4.00 per child,

Look at the different dolls in the Museum collection before making a selection to take home. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event. 

Gallery Talk, 12 August, 2.30,

Join the Museum’s Keeper of Fine Art, Emma House, for an enlightening talk about the current David Hockney Printmaker exhibition.

Moving Toys, 14, 15 August, 10.30 – 12.00 or 1.00 - 2.30, £4.50 per child,

Make a variety of moving toys in this fun workshop. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event.

Treasures of the World, 18, 20, 21 & 22 August, 10.30 - 12.00 or 1.00 - 2.30, £4.00 per child,

Try creative craft activities linked to a different country from around the world each day...more

Victorians - Family Fun Day, 19 August, 11.00 – 4.00,

Come and join The Bowes Museum in this action packed day of drop in fun for all the family...more

The Woman in Black (15) – Outdoor Event, 19 August, 7.00pm, £18.00 (£28.00 inc camping)

Come along and bring a picnic (and your tent, if you dare!) and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere in the beautiful grounds...more

Gallery Talk, 19 August, 2.30,
Join the Museum’s Keeper of Fine Art, Emma House, to learn the story behind the current Shafts of Light exhibition.

Silk Painting - Patterns, 26, 27 August, 10.00 - 12.00 or 1.00 - 3.00, £4.50 per child,

Explore the Museum’s collection of patterned objects and be inspired to create a patterned silk painting. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event.

Collagraph Printing
, 28, 29 August, 10.30 – 2.30, £10.00 per child,
Learn the techniques of collagraph printing in this fun workshop! Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must bring a packed lunch. NB: Children must be aged 7+.

Lates at The Bowes Museum, 29 August, 6.00 - 10.00,
Back due to popular demand, come and experience the Museum after hours at the first of this series of Late Night openings...more

The Way to the Better: Norman Cornish & the Spennymoor Settlement,  4 September, 2.30,
Join curators Dr Robert McManners and Gillian Wales to explore the influence and legacy of the Spennymoor Settlement on mining art.

Gallery Talk, 9 September, 2.30,

Join the Museum’s Keeper of Fine Art, Emma House, for an enlightening talk about the current David Hockney Printmaker exhibition.

Gallery Talk, 16 September, 2.30,

Join the Museum’s Keeper of Fine Art, Emma House, to learn the story behind the current Shafts of Light exhibition.

Painting Workshop – Sun, Wind and Rain - watercolours of David Cox, 26 September, 10.00 – 4.00,
Practical painting led by artist Linda Birch...more

Lates at The Bowes Museum, 26 September, 6.00 - 10.00,
Back due to popular demand, come and experience the Museum after hours at the first of this series of Late Night openings...more

Antiques Fair, 11 & 12 October, 10.00 – 4.30, £5.00

Antiques enthusiasts will enjoy browsing and buying in the beautiful setting of the Museum’s picture galleries. Brought to you by the prestigious Galloway Antiques Fairs, there will be pieces to suit every budget. Addison’s auctioneers will be on hand to value your antiques, so bring along your favourite items or find some new treasures.

Songfest – Due Voci, 18 October, 7.30pm,

The first of a pair of concerts featuring international soprano Penelope Randall-Davis...more

Painting Workshop - Reinterpreting the Masters, 24 October, 10.00 – 4.00,
Practical painting led by artist Linda Birch...more

WW1 Workshops, 27, 29 October, 10.30 - 12.00 or 1.00 - 2.30, £4.00 per child,
Learn about the impact of WW1 on The Bowes Museum and then see some artefacts, including a gift made by a soldier for his loved one, and then try making your own. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event. NB: Children must be aged 5+

Spooooooky Magic - Family Fun Day, 28 October, 11.00 - 4.00,

Come and join The Bowes Museum in this action packed day of drop in fun for all the family. See a magical magician perform, make your own wand and hat, create a pencil topper and explore the Museum with a spooooooky  trail. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Halloween Crafts, 30, 31 October, 10.30 - 12.00 or 1.00 - 2.30, £4.00 per child
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Be brave and take part in this Halloween themed craft workshop. Create spooky finger puppets, floating ghosts and scary masks. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event.

Songfest – Autumn Mists, 1 November, 7.30pm,
The second in a pair of concerts featuring Penelope Randall-Davis...more

Painting Workshop - Hard Lines, 17 November, 10.00 – 4.00,
Practical painting led by artist Linda Birch...more

Christmas Market, 20 & 21 December, 10.00 – 4.00
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Everything you need for a delicious, hand-crafted Christmas. Enjoy hot food, take home local produce for your seasonal table, and buy truly unique gifts from a selection of stalls. Live music from local bands and choirs, children’s activities and Santa’s grotto complete the magical atmosphere of this wonderful festive event which takes place in the Museum grounds.