Easter fun at The Bowes Museum
Easter fun at The Bowes Museum

Easter fun at The Bowes Museum

9 April - 23 April 2019

There’s lots to keep children of all ages entertained at The Bowes Museum over the Easter holidays.


You can look at and handle all sorts of creepy crawlies on 9 April from 11am until 4pm when Zoolab return with different sessions throughout the day.  You can also join our education team around the Museum and have a go at making some creatures to take home.


Join in with activities inspired by nature and the changing seasons in Springtime Wonder, with crafts suitable for all ages, on 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 25 April from 11am until 4pm.


Visit the Old Curiosity Shop in the SOLD! exhibition on 15 April from 11am until 4pm and then have a go at recreating some of the treasures on show, including a shiny suit of armour or a jewelled treasure box with our education team.


Come and join in the fun at our Alien Beach Party on 16 April from 10.30am until 4pm. Take inspiration from the beach party scene that members of our GeTINvolved group created and have a go at making your own colourful clay alien to add to the party.


There’s an Easter Family Fun Day on 20 April from 11am until 4pm.Spring into action and join in our Easter egg hunt around the Museum with a special treat as your reward!


For £6 extra per child you can book in to see the new arrivals from Wetheriggs Animal Sanctuary, including baby rabbits, chicks, ducklings and few surprises!  Find out more about the animals and their comfortable home.  The sessions are from 1.30pm until 2pm and 2.15 until 2.45pm, there’s a maximum of 15 children per session.


Come and celebrate St George’s Day with our Knights and Dragons event on 23 April from 11am until 4pm.  Follow a special trail around the Museum and make a fire breathing dragon and a knight before picking up a prize! 


Entry is free to all the events, except the Wetheriggs Animal Sanctuary one, with admission to the Museum.


For more information see our website www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk


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The Bowes Museum grounds are open!

Due to the government announcement on Thursday 17 December, that County Durham is to remain in COVID tier 3 restrictions, The Bowes Museum unfortunately will remain closed to all visitors. However, the grounds remain open to visitors from 10.00 - 4.00 daily, and we are currently hosting a woodland fairy trail, two spring trails and outdoor guided tours are available from 29 March 2021.

As we have already been shut for a number of weeks and there is much uncertainty around possible further restrictions, we have decided to use this period to undertake some work in Café Bowes, alongside performing some much-needed structural repairs to the building, notably to the windows. January and February are usually quieter times for the Museum, often due to severe weather, so we believe that this is the best time to carry out such works with the least amount of disruption to our visitors.

We have therefore decided to remain closed for a period of four weeks following any near-future tier 2 announcement from the government, as this will allow us time to deep clean the Museum prior to reopening our doors once again. We will, of course, keep you updated as the guidelines change.

Your ongoing support during these unprecedented times is hugely appreciated and we very much look forward to welcoming you back into the building as early as possible in 2021.

We hope to be able to offer a few COVID-safe outdoor events over the coming months, about which we shall make further announcements as soon as possible.