Upcoming Events

Streatlam Castle Gallery Talk

17 January, 2.15

Streatlam Castle Gallery Talk

Join guest curator Jonathan Peacock for an informal insight into the current exhibition Streatlam Castle: Rediscover the home of John and Joséphine Bowes.

Bowes Light

13 - 17 December, Included in admission to the Christmas Market and Museum

Bowes Light

To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of The Bowes Museum, a collection of contemporary installations can be seen in the Museum, park and town. For information on locations, artists and the stories behind them click here>

Christmas Market

15 December, 3.00 - 8.00, 16 & 17 December, 10.00 - 6.00, £5.00 Adult, £2.50 Child, Free Under 5s. Plus £5.00 per car to park onsite (Sat & Sun only)

Christmas Market The Bowes Museum’s annual Christmas Market – a firm favourite in the region’s calendar – has been extended this year. It will be bigger and better than ever, with over 100 hand-picked stallholders offering original locally sourced Christmas produce, live music, seasonal entertainment, prize draws from Smooth Radio and the popular park & ride ‘Santa’ buses (Sat & Sun only) ensuring this feel-good family event is not to be missed.

Santa’s Enchanted Wonderland Grotto

16 & 17 December, 10.00 – 5.30, £5.00 Adult, £10.00 Child, £5.50 (Under 1’s) – Inc entry to Christmas Market & Museum

Santa’s Enchanted Wonderland Grotto Wander through an enchanted corridor to arrive at Santa’s workshop, where you will be entertained by one of his elves: write your letter, look for his naughty friend and browse in the toyshop windows before taking a magical journey to meet Santa all cosy in his sitting room, where he will complete the magic with an early Christmas present.


*Online booking closes the day before the event takes place. Call 01833 690606 to see if places are still available.
**Unless otherwise stated events are free with general admission and to Pass holders. Booking maybe required where requested.