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Song gifted to The Bowes Museum

Musician reworks version of #Untitled10 2018 exhibition piece to be permanently installed in Music Room.

A new version of the sound installation, created as part of the #Untitled10 2018, exhibition has been gifted to The Bowes Museum.

Musician Kit Haigh was supported using public funding by Arts Council England to rework "Song", the piece of music he made for the Bowes Centre.

The title comes from a slip of manuscript found inside the Haxby square piano, which had been there since it was built in 1794, it is simply called "Song".

Visitors to the Museum can currently enjoy the original version in the Music Room and will be able to hear the new composition from 4 July.

 


Vote for Hannah!

Our Lead Visitor Assistant is shortlisted for Durham Tourism Superstar 2019!

Vote for Hannah!

We're really excited to announce that our Lead Visitor Assistant, Hannah Fawcett, has been shortlisted to become Durham Tourism Superstar 2019.

The prestigious awards are organised by Visit County Durham and finalists are chosen by a panel of industry professionals with the public having the final vote.

Hannah is up against four other candidates for the title.  Voting closes at noon on Friday 5 July.

 


The Bowes Museum is thrilled by the continued support of Darlington Building Society.

The partnership will allow the Museum to expand its work in five key areas.

The Bowes Museum is thrilled by the continued support of Darlington Building Society.

The Bowes Museum is excited to announce the continuation of its successful partnership with the members of Darlington Building Society.

The partnership, will support the Museum in five key areas, including being the exhibition partner for our summer blockbuster, LEGO®: Building the Bowes Museum as well as extending our accessibility and education programmes.

 

 




Frances Priest: Influences of the East

22 June - 15 September, 2019

Frances Priest: Influences of the East

The Bowes Museum is thrilled to be showcasing the most recent work by the Edinburgh based ceramicist, Frances Priest.

The artist potter is inspired by different cultures, places and periods in history and she creates intricate and colourful objects that celebrate her fascination for ornament and pattern.

Her work will be interspersed around the Museum's collection, complementing and contrasting with items chosen by our curator of ceramics, Howard Coutts.

Frances Priest: Influences of the East will be open from 22 June until 15 September.



Could you become a guiding light at The Bowes Museum?

More volunteer guides are needed as the number of tours is expected to increase.

Volunteer guides take more than 4,000 people on guided tours around the Museum collections each year and this year the number of tours is expected to increase.

So now, a call's going out asking for more people to volunteer to become a guide.

If you're outgoing, friendly and enjoy telling a story then it could be just the thing for you!


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The Bowes Museum is closed!


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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