The Bowes Museum is continuing to expand its international reputation by furthering its cultural links with China and opening up a dialogue with venues across the United Arab Emirates.
Looking for inspiration to keep the children amused during May half term? Then check out what’s happening at The Bowes Museum and around Barnard Castle.
The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce a major new exhibition, CATWALKING: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore, from July 2018.
The Bowes Museum is pleased to announce a UK exclusive exhibition, Jonathan Yeo: SKIN DEEP, opening in Spring 2018.
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We are delighted the Prime Minister has announced that museums can reopen this summer. We understand you are excited at the prospect of visiting The Bowes Museum and would like to assure you we have been developing plans to welcome you back into our beautiful building by late August; we are working on vital social distancing measures so you, staff and volunteers can be confident of a safe environment which everyone can enjoy.
We take pride in offering a relaxed and enjoyable day out for all the family, and with that in mind we are extending the Museum passes we have issued in the last year. Our exceptional Norman Cornish exhibition will continue until Autumn 2020 and we are planning to release details of a packed events programme, including the Christmas Market, over the coming weeks.
In the meantime the grounds of The Bowes Museum are open to be enjoyed by walkers and cyclists, in line with the government guidance on COVID-19. The parkland can be accessed through the front pedestrian gates between 10.30-4.45 daily. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding, and ask people to respect social distancing guidelines when they visit.
You can keep up to date with developments, including our reopening date here or on our Facebook and Twitter.