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The Bowes Museum to receive more than £700,000 from Culture Recovery Fund.

The money, from the second round of the Government award, is to help the Museum reopen and recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bowes Museum to receive more than £700,000 from Culture Recovery Fund.

The Bowes Museum is thrilled to announce that it is to receive £704,161 from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

The award will help the Museum become more financially secure, undertake audience research and development, create a classroom and shelters in the grounds, hold more events and activities for all in the parkland and expand the outreach work it does with schools and care homes in the wider community.

The Museum is among more than 2,700 organisations to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. 


Easter Fun with The Bowes Museum

Even though the doors are closed, there's lots going on in the grounds and online for you to enjoy!

Easter Fun with The Bowes Museum

There's lots of eggciting fun for everyone with The Bowes Museum this Easter.

Although the main doors may be closed, there are lots of events planned, including a return of the socially distanced outdoor guided tours and another virtual family fun day where you can join Julia Dunn 'live' from inside the Museum as she guides you through creating 3 different items inspired by our founders John and Josephine's magical love story, all from the comfort of your own home.

With two trails to enjoy in the grounds and various craft activities online, there's something for everyone to keep boredom at bay during the holiday.

For details about these and much, much more please click the 'Read more' button!

 


The Bowes Museum receives heritage stimulus grant.

Fund will pay for a full condition survey of the main grade 1 listed building.

The Bowes Museum receives heritage stimulus grant.

The Bowes Museum has received £20,000 from the Heritage Stimulus Fund, administed on behalf of the government by Historic England, to carry out a full condition survey on the grade 1 listed main building.

The survey's findings will help develop a five-year maintenance plan and the Museum will start a fundraising campaign to carry out any necessary work.

The Museum has appointed the York based specialist firm, Ferrey and Mennim to carry out the survey from March. 


February fun with The Bowes Museum

The Museum takes all its half term events online for you to join in with.

February fun with The Bowes Museum

Join in the fun with The Bowes Museum this February half term, all from the comfort of your own home!

The Museum is taking its half term arts and crafts activities all online, with daily YouTube tutorials from Saturday 13th of February until Friday 19th February.

Then you can join in a live virtual family fun day on Saturday 20th February, where our education team will join you live from the Museum to take you step by step through creating four different crafts inspired by items in the collection, ranging from an origami house to a monkey! 

To take part in the virtual family fun day, you need to register online by 12 February, so you have time to receive a free craft kit that will help you make the items in the tutorials.


The Bowes Museum Christmas Market to go ahead!

11th, 12th and 13th December 2020

This year's annual Christmas Market can still go ahead in the grounds of The Bowes Museum as planned.

The Museum has been liaising with Durham County Council so the ever-popular event in the regional calendar can still take place from Friday 11th until Sunday 13th of December. 

Visitors will be able to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas as they wander around more than 50 artisan stalls selling a wide variety of wares ranging from unique and handcrafted goods to fresh food and drinks.

Santa will also be making a special appearance on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of December.

 


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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!