October Half Term Fun at The Bowes Museum

October Half Term Fun at The Bowes Museum

There’s plenty of opportunity to keep the children occupied this half term with a selection of educational and eerie events taking place at The Bowes Museum.


Learn about the Museum’s First World War commemoration project in these WW1 Workshops on 24 & 26 October. Children will be able to see real artefacts from the conflict and make their own remembrance poppy to take home. These drop in workshops run from 10.30 - 4.00 and are free for children, who must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission applies.


For Halloween frights, come along to see some Spooooooky Magic in this Family Fun Day on 25 October. Watch performances by a captivating magician and be inspired to make your own magic wand, create a spooky ghost and much more. Activities take place from 11.00 - 4.00 and are free for children, who must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission applies.


Brave souls can also take part in more fun Halloween Crafts on 27 & 28 October. Sessions run from 10.30 -12.00 or 1.30 - 3.00 and cost £4.00 per child. Make a bat decoration, colour a bag ready for trick-or-treating, paint a ceramic Jack-o’-Lantern and more. Children must be accompanied by adult for whom there is no charge. Booking is required for this event on 01833 690606.


The Bowes Museum, Café Bowes and Shop are open daily from 10.00. A full programme of events and exhibitions is available by calling 01833 690606 or by viewing the website at 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!