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 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!