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Visitors exceed expectations at The Bowes Museum

And feel safe, confident and reassured with the COVID-19 measures introduced.

The trustees of The Bowes Museum are overjoyed to announce that visitor numbers have already surpassed those expected for the whole month, less than 3 weeks after opening on 1st August.

Feedback from a recent questionnaire also shows visitors feel safe, confident and reassured by the measures the Museum has put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  With positive responses including:

"All the staff were so careful and welcoming, we felt very safe and cared for, thank you.  What a wonderful place for our first post-lockdown trip out, it really couldn't have been better."

Admission is now by a pre-booked timed entry slot available from this website or by calling 01833 690606.


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The Bowes Museum is looking forward to welcoming you!

You are able to enjoy the hugely popular Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection, Pre-Raphaelite Knights: Reinventing the Medieval World and blimey! Lucretia exhibitions as well as an exciting programme of family workshops throughout the summer holidays.

The health and well-being of our visitors, staff and volunteers are our priority, and in line with the latest Government guidance on COVID-19 the changes we have made will help you to feel confident, safe and enjoy your visit.

Entry to the Museum has to be booked before you visit here or by telephoning us on 01833 690606. Details about what to expect when you visit are available when you click here.