Get your own piece of the Catwalking exhibition
Get your own piece of the Catwalking exhibition

Get your own piece of the Catwalking exhibition

Catwalking tubes up for grabs

As we take down and dismantle the hugely successful Catwalking exhibition The Bowes Museum is giving people the chance to get their hands on a piece of the display.


Some of the mannequins wearing designer clothing featured in the photographs on show were displayed on a catwalk made of white cardboard tubes designed by the artist Steve Messam.


We now have hundreds of those tubes up for grabs, most measuring around 75cm long and 8 cm in diameter.


Joanna Hashagen, Curator of Fashion and Textiles, said: “It would be a shame to see these go to waste, some are being recycled but we thought we would offer them for free to the community to see if any schools, groups or individuals wanted to upcycle them. 


“They can be used in a variety of ways from growing award winning carrots to cutting up into drawer organisers or even reinventing as a bench.”


To claim your tubes please contact The Bowes Museum reception team on 01833 690606.


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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!