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Outreach sessions for young parents in Cockfield.

Meets on Monday mornings during term time.

The Bowes Museum is holding free outreach sessions for young parents from the Cockfield area of Teesdale.

The education department has teamed up with the YMCA to hold a weekly activity group for under 25's with pre school aged children at Cockfield Community Café.

There are lots of toys on hand for little ones to play with, including baby rattles, instruments, craft materials, books and dolls.

 


SOLD! to shut up shop soon

26 January until 5 May

SOLD! to shut up shop soon

You've just under a month to visit the SOLD! exhibition at The Bowes Museum.

The exhibition charts the rise of antiques dealers over the last 200 years, looking at their relationship with Museums with the story told through more than 30 iconic objects.

We have some exciting and varied events planned in the final weeks of the exhibition.


Aliens invade The Bowes Museum

16 April - 16 June, 2019

Aliens invade The Bowes Museum

Aliens will be descending on The Bowes Museum as part of our latest exhibition.

The Alien Beach Party has been created by the Museum's GeTINvolved group and features some weird and wonderful creatures, inspired by our collection and books by Nick Sharratt.

Visitors to the exhibition can also enter a writing competition, which will be open until 16 June, with the winners being announced on 20 July when they'll be presented with their prizes by Nick Sharratt himself.


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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.