Vote for Hannah!
Vote for Hannah!

Vote for Hannah!

Our Lead Visitor Assistant is shortlisted for Durham Tourism Superstar 2019!

The Bowes Museum is really excited to announce that our Lead Visitor Assistant, Hannah Fawcett, has been shortlisted to become Durham Tourism Superstar 2019.

 Hannah’s one of five candidates up for the prestigious award, organised by Visit County Durham.  Finalists were chosen by a panel of industry professionals who recognise people who go above and beyond to ensure visitors have an incredible experience.

 Hannah's didn’t realise she loved dealing with people until she started in her front of house role.  She always greets and treats visitors the way she would like to be.

She tries her best to make everyone’s day a little better, whether that’s smiling at visitors, listening to her team to ensure they’re happy or squeezing some last minute children, whose trip to Lapland was cancelled, into see Santa.  She wants everyone to enjoy visiting the Museum.

 Hannah said: “I can’t believe I’ve been shortlisted for Durham Tourism Superstar – I just do my job!”

 Adrian Jenkins, Director of The Bowes Museum, said: “Hannah joined us as an apprentice almost 3 years ago and her passion for the Museum is contagious.  She clearly loves her job and that comes across in the warm and welcoming way she greets everyone who comes in. She’s always smiling and more than happy to help with any enquiry big or small, I don’t think the words “can’t do” are in her vocabulary.  We’re delighted she’s been shortlisted and hope everyone votes for her to be deservedly named Durham Tourism Superstar.”

 Vote for Hannah here.

Voting closes at noon on Friday 5 July.

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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!