Upcoming Events


Turner’s Travel

9 Mar Time 10.00 – 4.30 Cost £35 Adults £33 Friends (inc morning refreshments)

Turner’s Travel

Turner’s early career was spent travelling the country, painting landscape views to be engraved and sold as illustrations to topographical books. Join artist Linda Birch to explore the effects of painting as Turner did, on pale grey blue paper, using pen as well as brushes. View one of Turner’s sketchbooks, currently on loan as part of the current Streatlam Castle exhibition.

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All Ready For Summer

25 March, 12.45 for 1.00 – 4.45, £45.00 Adults £43.00 FOBM

All Ready For Summer Join milliner Margaret Woodliff Wright to create a beautiful, seasonal headpiece at this fun, easy workshop. Using traditional celebration fabrics of chiffon, taffeta and net, learn how to cut and layer the fabrics onto a couture covered band or a barrette clip. Finish by wearing your creation whilst enjoying a delicious cream tea in amongst the Museum’s collections. Materials provided, with a choice of fabric colours. 

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North East Early Music Forum Performing Day

14 April, 11.00 – 4.00

North East Early Music Forum Performing Day

Hear a variety of early music choirs, ensembles and individuals performing throughout the day in beautiful settings around the Museum. Further information about NEEMF can be found at www.neemf.org.uk  More information about the programme will added nearer to the event.


Skin Deep - Painting the Face in pastel, acrylics or oils

4 May Time 10.00 – 4.30 Cost £35 Adults £33 Friends (inc morning refreshments)

Skin Deep - Painting the Face in pastel, acrylics or oils

The human face is eternally interesting. Join artist Linda Birch to create a human visage, taking inspiration from the current exhibition Skin Deep by Jonathan Yeo, who explores conceptual themes in his Surgery Series, depicting in the classical medium of oil paint, the intricacies and complex issues surrounding the current cult for cosmetic surgery and the quest for physical ‘perfection’. 

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Queen Victoria, Napoleon III and the Events of 1855

15 May, 2.30

Queen Victoria, Napoleon III and the Events of 1855

Join Rosie Razzall, Curator of Prints and Drawings at Royal Collection Trust, to learn more about Queen Victoria’s historic state visit in Paris in 1855; a remarkable moment in Anglo-French relations. The events of this ten-day tour – spectacular balls, firework displays and cheering crowds as well as the quieter moments – are brought to life through discussion of the watercolours on display in the upcoming fascinating exhibition Queen Victoria in Paris

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