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Hannah Hauxwell quilt bought by The Bowes Museum

Teesdale quilt to become part of the North Country quilt collection.

Hannah Hauxwell quilt bought by The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum is pleased to announce it has successfully won a quilt made by Hannah Hauxwell's grandmother at auction.

The quilt, made by Elizabeth Bayles, will become part of the Museum's internationally recognised North Country quilt collection.

It was one of 22 lots, 13 of which we quilts, from Hannah Hauxwell's estate that came under the hammer at Tennants Auctioneers on Saturday 9 February.


Discover The Bowes Museum this Summer through its wonders recreated in LEGO®

LEGO®: Building The Bowes Museum 25 May – 13 October

Discover The Bowes Museum this Summer through its wonders recreated in LEGO®

Calling all LEGO® fans and families! The Bowes Museum is THE place to be this Summer as we celebrate our collections in LEGO®.

15 of our best loved founders items, including the Silver Swan, will be recreated in LEGO® and you can have a go at copying them! 

You will be able to follow a trail around the Museum before ending up in a LEGO® Creation Station where you can let your imagination go wild and take inspiration from your own collections to create your own museums of treasures in LEGO®.


Half term fun at The Bowes Museum

18 February - 1 March 2019

Half term fun at The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum has lots of fun, exciting and inspiring events for the whole family to enjoy this February half term.

From recreating a suit of armour to handling exotic animals there's lots to see and do to keep people of all ages entertained.


Stunning Yves Saint Laurent suit won by The Bowes Museum

Catherine Deneuve suit won at auction to enhance collection.

Stunning Yves Saint Laurent suit won by The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce it has successfully won an Yves Saint Laurent suit owned by the actress Catherine Deneuve at auction in Paris.

The Museum, which hosted the globally critically acclaimed Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal in 2015, will add the tuxedo style suit to a capsule collection of French Haute Couture it believes it's founder Josephine Bowes would have worn if she was alive today.

Like Catherine Deneuve she was a French actress renowned for her exquisite taste.


SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story to be opened by Lennox Cato

26 January until 5 May

The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce that SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story will be officially opened by the TV presenter and antique dealer Lennox Cato.

This pioneering exhibition shows for the first time the link between the art market and museums, taking visitors on a journey through 200 years of antique dealing, with a replica of an 1850's antique shop complete with items that would have been for sale at that time and 33 specially chosen objects that have fascinating histories to tell.


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