The Bowes Museum forms cultural partnership with Tennants Auctioneers

The Bowes Museum forms cultural partnership with Tennants Auctioneers

The Bowes Museum and Tennants Auctioneers are delighted to announce their collaboration to promote culture and the arts in the North East and Yorkshire.

The partnership will be launched this summer when The Bowes Museum will curate a loan exhibition of treasures from its internationally renowned collection of fine and decorative arts at Tennants in Leyburn. 

The idea is to incorporate some of the Museum founders’ furniture from their Paris homes, as well as displaying some of their purchases for the Museum, to illustrate their lives in Paris and their taste and interests.

The exhibition will be on view in Tennants new exhibition and event venue, The Garden Rooms. Running from 4th July – 31st August 2015, it will be complemented by a series of lectures at Tennants, given by curators from The Bowes Museum on the fascinating history and collections. In addition there will be a private tour led by a curator.  

For further enquiries please contact either:

Sheila Dixon
The Bowes Museum,
Barnard Castle,
Co Durham
DL12 8NP
sheila.dixon@thebowesmuseum.org.uk
www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk
Harriet Hunter Smart,
Tennants Auctioneers,
The Auction Centre,
Leyburn,
North Yorkshire,
DL8 5SG
Tel: 01969 623780;
harriet.hunter-smart@tennants-ltd.co.uk
www.tennants.co.uk
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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!