Lego®: Building The Bowes Museum - The Bowes Museum

Latest News


Excitement builds ahead of The Bowes Museum turning into a LEGO® wonderland

LEGO®: Building The Bowes Museum, 25 May - 13 October 2019

Excitement builds ahead of The Bowes Museum turning into a LEGO® wonderland

Excitement's building as The Bowes Museum gets ready to unveil its summer exhibition, LEGO®: Building The Bowes Museum.

Superb sculptures, thrilling trails and fantastic fun are on the agenda for all who visit as the Museum is turned into a playground of the imagination by renowned Artist and Brick This creator, Steve Mayes.

 

 

 


Super Saturday

13 July, 1.00 - 3.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Super Saturday

Come and meet graffiti artist Dan Walls who created the artwork in the LEGO®: Building The Bowes Museum Creation Station and children aged 8 and upwards can have go!

 

 


A Pretty Pink Teapot

7 August, 2.15, 10 min talk, Ceramic Gallery, Free for pass holders or normal admission

A  Pretty Pink Teapot

Join Keeper of Ceramics Dr. Howard Coutts to learn more about the history of our exquisite Sevres teapot, celebrated in the LEGO® Building The Bowes Museum exhibition.


LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding workshop

30 October, 10.00 – 4.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission

LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding workshop

Take part in a 45-minute session exploring coding and make your LEGO® model come alive. Starting promptly on the hour, so to avoid disappointment, arrive early as spaces are limited to first come, first served. 


LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding workshop

1 November, 10.00 – 4.00,

LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding workshop

Take part in a 45-minute session exploring coding and make your LEGO® model come alive. Starting promptly on the hour so to avoid disappointment, arrive early as spaces are limited to first come, first served. 


RSS

1234

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.