Kings, Queens and Selfies make for Half Term Fun at The Bowes Museum

Kings, Queens and Selfies make for Half Term Fun at The Bowes Museum

Looking for inspiration to keep the children amused during May half term? Then check out what’s happening at The Bowes Museum.

 

Become Kings and Queens for the day on 31 May. Children can create their own royal finery during this family fun day by making a set of crown jewels; turning a cardboard tube into a king or queen; designing a unique coat of arms for their family, and much more. These drop in activities run from 11.00 – 4.00 and are free for children, who must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission applies.

 

Learn about the Museum’s Fantastic Founders – John and Joséphine Bowes on 1 June, before exploring the astonishing collection housed in this purpose built Museum.  This drop-in workshop will run from 10.30 – 4.00 and is free for children, who must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission applies.

 

Discover the new English Rose exhibition with It’s Me! on 2 & 3 June, beginning with a children’s trail to spark inspiration  before creating  a self portrait to take home. These drop-in sessions take place between 10.30 – 4.00 and are free for children, who must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

 

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!