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North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions

20 March 2021 - 19 September 2021

North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions

The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce that it will be holding an exhibition from March 2021, showcasing some of the remarkable North Country quilts it has added to its collection in the last 20 years.

North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions follows on from the hugely successful North Country Quilts: Legend and Living Tradition, which the Museum held in 2000.

Visitors will be able to see examples of wholecloth, strippy and chintz quilts, with fabrics dating back to the 1790s as well as pieced quilts, coverlets and much, much more. Items from the collection on display will include, among others, a quilt made by Hannah Hauxwell's grandmother and a beautiful replica of an original 1930s Northern Industries Workrooms quilt made by Evelyn Jones and Elsie Gibson, who worked in the 'factory' in Barnard Castle and demonstrated their craft during the last exhibition.


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All of us at The Bowes Museum are really sad to announce that we have had to close until Wednesday 2 December in line with new national restrictions.

As a result, we have been forced to cancel events that were due to take place during this time. If you have a ticket for an event or entry to the Museum before this date, you will be contacted to arrange a refund or to make an alternative booking. All Christmas activities including the Christmas Market and Santa’s Grotto are expected to go ahead as planned.

Happily, we are still able to welcome walkers and cyclists to the Park and Gardens as usual, including the Playground area, and cars will be admitted between 10.00 and 4.00 daily.

We have so loved welcoming people into the building again, safely enjoying our displays, eating in Café Bowes and browsing in our shop, so please in the meantime keep safe and we hope to see you back again soon.

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