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Summer fun at The Bowes Museum

Lots to do for everyone come rain or shine!

There's lots to do both inside and outside The Bowes Museum as we prepare for a summer of fun!

With the LEGO:Building The Bowes Museum; Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants; Hockney and Hollywood and Frances Priest: Influences of the East exhibitions alongside our permanent collection there's plenty to see and do on your visit.

We've also got nature trails, woodland walks, play areas and giant games in the gardens for people to enjoy.

Fancy a quick bite? Pop into the newly opened Gateshouse Café for a cool drink, ice cream or light snack, if you want something more substantial head to Café Bowes and don't forget to call in at the Shop to pick up a beautiful souvenir of your visit.

Remember your annual pass gives you unlimited entry to our exhibitions and events throughout the year.


The winners of The Bowes Museum writing competition are announced.

The illustrator Nick Sharratt presented signed books to the winners.

The winners of The Bowes Museum writing competition are announced.

The winners of The Bowes Museum writing competition have been presented with signed books by the illustrator Nick Sharratt.

Nick was visiting the Museum on Saturday 20 July to open his Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants exhibition which runs until 3 November.

The winners had written a story about The Alien Beach Party which was on show until June.  It was created by the GeTINvolved group and was inspired by our collections and Nick Sharratt's books.


Hockney and Hollywood

13 July - 3 November 2019

Hockney and Hollywood

This summer The Bowes Museum is showcasing a major photomontage by Britain's most famous living artist.

Hockney and Hollywood opens on 13 July and features an extraordinary life sized nude photographic study of Theresa Russell by David Hockney.

The Yorkshire born artist was asked by his friend the Hollywood director Nicolas Roeg to create the montage for the movie "Insignificance", which starred his wife as Marilyn Monroe.


Pirate, Pants and Wellyphants - The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt

20 July - 3 November

Pirate, Pants and Wellyphants - The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt

The Illustrator Nick Sharratt will be at The Bowes Museum for the opening of a fun, colourful, interactive exhibition looking at his life and career to date.

Visitors coming to see Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants - The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt on Saturday 20 July will be able to chat to Nick, have him sign books and find out more about his work.

Nick's written at least 40 children's books, illustrated close to 250 more and the picture books he's been involved with have had combined sales of more than nine million, his long running partnership with Jacqueline Wilson has seen copies of their books top the 35 million mark in Britain alone.

 

 

 


The Bowes Museum's exhibitions inspire youth art clubs.

Youngsters to visit LEGO®:Building The Bowes Museum and Frances Priest:Influences of the East exhibitions.

The Bowes Museum's exhibitions inspire youth art clubs.

Youngsters from North Yorkshire are to visit The Bowes Museum as part of a week long art course.

The 5 to 12 year olds will find out about contemporary and traditional artists.

They'll also visit the LEGO®:Building The Bowes Museum and Frances Priest:Influences of the East exhibitions, where they'll draw inspiration from the different styles of art and techniques used to make the objects before creating two separate artworks to take home.

They'll also draw on their experience visiting the Museum when they recreate further artworks during The Art Week.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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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