The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum offers an ongoing programme of exhibitions to complement the display of its permanent collections. These range from major blockbusters often curated by staff, here at the Museum, to touring exhibitions and works on loan from other institutions.

Yves Saint Laurent, Style is Eternal
11 July - 25 October
The first ever UK exhibition of the work of one of the greatest fashion designers of all time, Yves Saint Laurent, in partnership with the Fondation Pierre Bergé –Yves Saint Laurent, Paris...more

Exhibition of Treasures at Tennants
4 July - 31 August
The Bowes Museum and Tennants Auctioneers are delighted to announce their collaboration to promote culture and the arts in the North East and Yorkshire....more

Common Grounds: Lace Drawn from the Everyday
2 May - 21 June 2015

An installation of light sensitive drawings by artist Sarah Casey which literally bring to light hidden aspects of the Museum’s Blackborne Lace Collection...more

Prehistoric People
2 May - 27 September
Over 700,000 years of history in one gallery! Explore what life was like in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Costumes, interactives and craft activities make this exhibition suitable for the whole family...more

200th Anniversary Of Battle Of Waterloo
June - 
To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a group of volunteers and students, supported by staff at The Bowes Museum, have curated a display showing...more

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