Upcoming Events


Richard III and the Wider World

28 June, 10.30 – 3.00, £3.00, inc. light refreshments

Richard III and the Wider World

Richard III and historical enthusiasts are invited to a varied programme of talks looking at the Northern attitude towards the King; 15th century Netherlands; dress of differing social levels in medieval society, and continental art at the royal court. Booking required.


Part of Cartas and Charters Family Fun Day

1 July, 10.00 - 4.30 (at Durham Cathedral)

Part of Cartas and Charters Family Fun Day

Join The Bowes Museum Education Team to learn about the recently acquired masterpiece St. Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child by Dieric Bouts. There will be craft activities, talks and videos to illuminate the story and techniques behind this important work.


An Evening Of Spanish Music

2 July, 6.00, £12.00 adult, £10.00 concs

An Evening Of Spanish Music

Join the ever popular Cobweb Chamber Orchestra as they present an Evening of Spanish Music, with the added bonus of a pre-concert talk by Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti, at 5.30 which focuses on the Museum’s important collection of Spanish paintings. Audience members are invited to arrive early to explore the Museum. 

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Artists at the Stage Door: Theatrical Portraits in the Age of Garrick and Beyond

5 July, 2.30

Artists at the Stage Door: Theatrical Portraits in the Age of Garrick and Beyond

In 18th and 19th-century London, artists looked to the theatres to find star subjects for celebrity portraits. Art historian Tessa Kilgarriff introduces the vibrant actor portraits created by painters, printmakers and caricaturists, and explores the stories behind their production. 

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Gallery Talk – Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action

6 July, 2.15

Gallery Talk – Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action

Join the Museum’s Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti, to learn more about the current exhibition Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action.


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