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Jubilee and half term fun at The Bowes Museum

Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee and school holidays with our fun events programme

Jubilee and half term fun at The Bowes Museum

There are lots of great family fun events happening in the coming weeks at The Bowes Museum.

From a celebration of all things dog related in Corgifest on Saturday 28 May to a community picnic in the grounds on Sunday 5 June - there's something for everyone to enjoy at the Barnard Castle based Museum.



A Platinum Jubilee Celebration is open

May 8 - June 5 2022

A Platinum Jubilee Celebration is open

Come and see previously unseen footage of Her Majesty The Queen as a child in the latest exhibition to open at The Bowes Museum which celebrates her time on the throne.

Members of the public have generously lent lots of items to the time line of street parties and children from primary schools in Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland have created a Commonwealth mosaic which can all be seen in the gallery alongside a film of street parties in Kalafat in Barnard Castle in the 1970s.

The exhibition is a special one which also celebrates the Museum's links with the Royal family.


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