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Going Green


What are we doing?

Here at The Bowes Museum we are committed to providing a good quality service whilst minimising the environmental impact of our activities.

Park and Gardens

A full survey of the grounds took place in 2008. A large number of birds, plants and trees were recorded within the twenty acre site.

Your ideas

We are always interested in hearing what your thoughts are on environmental issues, please email us at info@thebowesmuseum.org.uk.

Monitoring

One of the ways to help reduce our environmental impact is to assess what we are already doing. Monitoring of waste and energy consumption is now common practice at the Museum.

Supplier Screening

To encourage other business to consider their environmental impact we research companies and suppliers to assess their ‘green credentials’ before employing them.

Cleaning the environment

We now source cleaning products that don’t contain bleach and the handwash in the toilets is phosphate free – better for you, better for the environment.

Recycling

The Museum recycles paper, card and glass bottles and we are now beginning to compost waste from the kitchen.

FairTrade

Café Bowes now uses Fairtrade coffee beans. 

Local Produce

Local Head Chef, Davey Babooram is passionate about local food and sources many ingredients locally including meat, fruit and veg, dairy products and bread.

Local Crafts

In the shop you can enjoy a variety of gifts including photographs, books, confectionery, drinks and jewellery produced by people in the region.

Car Sharing

Like many of you who visit the Museum, we also try and share our travelling to the Museum. Many of the staff now drive to work together while others walk to work and some cycle.

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Please choose an area of activity where you would most like to direct your support, i.e. supporting the upkeep of the Museum, art for young people or bringing the Museum into the park.



 

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The Bowes Museum is looking forward to welcoming you on the 17 May


Staff have been busy behind the Museum’s closed doors getting everything ready to welcome visitors back safely.

Café Bowes has undergone a refurbishment and has a new menu waiting to be sampled, the Museum has been deep cleaned, new signage is in place reminding you to adhere to social distancing, hand sanitisation stations have been refilled, the shop has been restocked and staff are being trained ready to greet you back in a safe and timely manner.

North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions is now hanging in the main exhibition gallery ready to wow visitors through to January 2022 and, due to social distancing measures, entry to the display will be by a separate timed exhibition entrance ticket that needs to be booked, at no extra cost, before visiting. Song has also been reinstated in the Music Room so people can enjoy the sound of the instruments. A varied programme of activity is being planned throughout May and June which we hope you will participate in.

Entry to the Museum will be by timed slots and tickets will have to be pre-booked online here or by calling 01833 690606. The Museum will be open from 10.00 to 5.00 daily. Masks will need to be worn throughout the Museum, shop and café, except when eating or where exemptions apply.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!