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Women and Pattern, the latest exhibition in The Bowes Museum’s refurbished ceramics gallery, will showcase the unique work created by ceramicist Charlotte Hodes over the past decade.

Festive Fare and Quality Crafts at The Bowes Museum's Annual Christmas Market

Festive Fare and Quality Crafts at The Bowes Museum's Annual Christmas Market

The Bowes Museum and grounds are once again set to come alive with the sights, sounds and aromas of the annual Christmas Market.

New Exhibition Explores the Role of Teesdale in the First World War

"To Serve King and Country"

As the centenary of Armistice Day approaches, a new exhibition opens at The Bowes Museum in October 2018, marking the culmination of a five-year First World War Commemoration project supported by the National Lottery.

Conjure up some seasonal magic with Santa at The Bowes Museum

Conjure up some seasonal magic with Santa at The Bowes Museum

Kickstart the festive season with a magical family experience when Santa arrives at The Bowes Museum on 1st December.


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The Bowes Museum is looking forward to welcoming you on the 17 May

Staff have been busy behind the Museum’s closed doors getting everything ready to welcome visitors back safely.

Café Bowes has undergone a refurbishment and has a new menu waiting to be sampled, the Museum has been deep cleaned, new signage is in place reminding you to adhere to social distancing, hand sanitisation stations have been refilled, the shop has been restocked and staff are being trained ready to greet you back in a safe and timely manner.

North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions is now hanging in the main exhibition gallery ready to wow visitors through to January 2022 and, due to social distancing measures, entry to the display will be by a separate timed exhibition entrance ticket that needs to be booked, at no extra cost, before visiting. Song has also been reinstated in the Music Room so people can enjoy the sound of the instruments. A varied programme of activity is being planned throughout May and June which we hope you will participate in.

Entry to the Museum will be by timed slots and tickets will have to be pre-booked online here or by calling 01833 690606. The Museum will be open from 10.00 to 5.00 daily. Masks will need to be worn throughout the Museum, shop and café, except when eating or where exemptions apply.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!