Packed Programme of Activities and Events at The Bowes Museum Lates!

Packed Programme of Activities and Events at The Bowes Museum Lates!

Experience The Bowes Museum after hours during a packed programme of activities and events at the popular Lates! evening on Thursday 8th September.

Complementing the Artists, Farmers and Philosophers symposium taking place in Teesdale, the event, which runs from 5 – 10pm, opens with an opportunity to see the current exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, organised by the V&A. Timed slots can be booked for 5pm, 6pm or 7pm.

From 6pm there is a chance to view the completion of an art installation in the Museum grounds by Finnish artist Henna Asikainen, aided by a group of refugees based in Newcastle.

Inside the building a keynote talk by writer and Fun Palaces director Stella Duffy OBE, which begins at 6.30pm, kickstarts a sequence of informal and entertaining talks about the art, poetry, farming and philosophy of landscape. Kando Theatre for Kids will also be performing shadow puppet theatre from 6.30pm.

Café Bowes will be open to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a drink, and don’t miss the rare opportunity to head to the very top of the building to catch the stunning view of the sunset from the Library.

The evening rounds off with dancing to the music of refugee band, Crossings.The Lates! evening is free with admission £10.50 for adults, £9.50 concessions and £7.00 for students, and includes admission to the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition. Tickets can be obtained online or in person from The Bowes Museum.

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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!