Once upon a textile
Once upon a textile

Once upon a textile

26 January 2019, 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Your first blanket, christening robe or granny’s old teddy, all these things can hold sentimental value and The Bowes Museum would love to find out more about the textiles that matter to you.


Our textile conservator Cecilia Oliver, is holding an informal and relaxed story sharing day where you can bring in your cherished items and tell us more about them as well as find out how best to clean and store them to preserve them for the future.


Cecilia said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to share stories about their items, whether it’s an old football shirt with a smudge of mud down the front from that blocked goal attempt or a much loved thread-bare teddy.


“We’re hoping to create a record of the items that matter to the people of Teesdale so we’ll be filming the sessions as we find out about the object’s history and why it’s important to them.”


Sessions are being held on 26 January 2019 from 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm. They are free to attend but spaces are limited so please book on our website www.thebowesmuseum.org.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!