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AN OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT ON THE BOWES MUSEUM’S WW1 PROJECT

‘TO SERVE KING AND COUNTRY’

The Bowes Museum warmly welcomes everyone to come for a coffee and to hear short presentations on volunteers’ own research as part of the first three years of The Bowes Museum’s First World War Project.   


AWARD FUNDS PURCHASE OF STRIKING COUTURE EVENING JACKET FOR THE BOWES MUSEUM COLLECTION

AWARD FUNDS PURCHASE OF STRIKING COUTURE EVENING JACKET FOR THE BOWES MUSEUM COLLECTION

A midnight-blue velvet evening jacket dating from 1937, by the famous couturier Elsa Schiaparelli, has been purchased for The Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle with the aid of an Art Fund New Collecting Award.


MICHAEL EDEN: WEDGWOOD AND WOULDN’T

MICHAEL EDEN: WEDGWOOD AND WOULDN’T A group of black basalt Wedgwood vases from The Bowes Museum collection helped provide Cumbrian artist Michael Eden with inspiration for his forthcoming show, Wedgwood and Wouldn’t – produced in collaboration with Adrian Sassoon - which opens at the Museum next month. 

JOSÉPHINE BOWES – A WOMAN OF TASTE AND INFLUENCE

Celebrating 125 years of her Museum

JOSÉPHINE BOWES – A WOMAN OF TASTE AND INFLUENCE

As The Bowes Museum prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary, a major new exhibition is set to give an insight into the woman, an artist and actress, who was a driving force behind its creation.


The Bowes Museum Celebrates 125 years & is First UK Museum outside London to use Smartify app

The Bowes Museum Celebrates 125 years & is First UK Museum outside London to use Smartify app

On Saturday 10th June, The Bowes Museum celebrates its 125th Anniversary. Named after founders, John & Joséphine Bowes, this beautiful French château-style building opened to the public in 1892. 


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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!