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Santa returns to The Bowes Museum

Santa's finding time in his busy schedule to see children in his enchanting woodland grotto. His elves will help you make Christmas tree decorations in his workshop before you enter the glistening tree lined and snow covered corridor leading to his cosy sitting room grotto.


Santa tickets selling fast

1 December – 21 December 2018

Santa tickets selling fast

Book your tickets now to see Santa at his magical grotto at The Bowes Museum as they're selling fast! Why not combine your visit with a trip to our fabulously festive Christmas Market.


SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story at The Bowes Museum

26 January 2019 – 5 May 2019

SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story at The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum is proud to be hosting a ground breaking exhibition looking at the history of antique dealing. With an indepth look at antique dealers, their taste and eye for objects, their shops and practices as well as telling the back story of many of the items on show.


#Untitled10 An Exhibition of Ideas Opening at The Bowes Museum

#Untitled10 9 November 2018 – 11 January 2019

#Untitled10 An Exhibition of Ideas Opening at The Bowes Museum

An exciting exhibition featuring The Bowes Museum as seen through the eyes of ten North of England artist is open at The Bowes Museum. #Untitled10 shows deliberately unfinished works nestled among the collections that inspired them.


Catwalking Live and in Conversation

8 December 2018 11.30 – 12.30pm Free with admission 2.15 - 3.15pm Free with admission 3.30 – 5pm £5 or £3 for students

Catwalking Live and in Conversation

Join us for a day of fashion and fun in collaboration with Northumbria University as we celebrate our current exhibition Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore with talks from those at the forefront of the fashion industry.


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The Bowes Museum is open!


The Bowes Museum is looking forward to welcoming you!

You are able to enjoy the hugely popular Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection, Pre-Raphaelite Knights: Reinventing the Medieval World and blimey! Lucretia exhibitions as well as an exciting programme of family workshops throughout the summer holidays.

The health and well-being of our visitors, staff and volunteers are our priority, and in line with the latest Government guidance on COVID-19 the changes we have made will help you to feel confident, safe and enjoy your visit.

Entry to the Museum has to be booked before you visit here or by telephoning us on 01833 690606. Details about what to expect when you visit are available when you click here.