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Easter fun at The Bowes Museum

9 April - 23 April 2019

Easter fun at The Bowes Museum

We've got lots of egg-citing events happening over the Easter holidays at The Bowes Museum.

Come and join in the fun, from taking part in an Easter egg hunt, to nature trails and even an Alien Beach Party there's something for everyone to enjoy!


#Untitled10 2019 Open Call

#Untitled10 2019 Open Call

The Bowes Centre is looking for contemporary crafters from across the North of England to take part in a new exhibition, #Untitled10 2019.

The Bowes Centre, which is based in The Bowes Museum, is hoping to build on the success of #Untitled10 2018, which saw works by 10 artists placed around the Museum, often beside objects or items in the collection that had inspired them.

People interested in taking part have until 29 March to apply in curatorspace.com, with an information day being held on 26 March.

 


Clock this....

27 & 28 March 10.00 - 4.00

Clock this....

Watch horologist Matthew Read as he takes one of The Bowes Museum's longcase clocks apart and carefully restores it to working order over 2 days.

He'll be joined by members of the Conservation team in the Blue Picture Gallery as they work on the mahogany neo-classical clock from the 1780's.


Goya’s Prison: The Year of Despair

23 March – 23 June 2019

Goya’s Prison: The Year of Despair

Visitors to The Bowes Museum have the chance to see an in depth exhibition focussing on a small but career defining painting created during a turning point in the life of the Spanish painter Goya, before a group of the Museum's key Spanish paintings go on loan to The Meadows Museum in Dallas in September.

The Director of The Bowes Museum, Adrian Jenkins, has curated this show, which looks specifically at the Museum's The Interior of a Prison.

This work was created after a tumultuous period in the painters life when he became severely ill and although he eventually recovered he was left profoundly deaf.


Wedding Open Day

3 March 2019 11am – 2pm

If you're planning on getting married then The Bowes Museum is the place to be this weekend.

We're holding a Wedding Open Day on Sunday 3rd March from 11am until 2pm.

See our magnificent venue, meet our Wedding Coordinator and suppliers who have everything to make your day truly special.

 


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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!