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Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection extended to 17 May

Popular demand means there's now more time to see the exhibition

Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection extended to 17 May

The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce that it's extending the run of the Norman Cornish exhibition due to popular demand.

Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection is the only exhibition dedicated to the lifetime work of the acclaimed County Durham artist who's work has been compared to Breughel, Rembrandt and the Impressionists.

Visitors to the Museum will be able to see more than 70 works from across his career, including items from public and private collections, some of which have never been shown publicly before.

Cornish worked as a miner for more than 30 years and his work is a chronicle of that time.


Last chance to see Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection.

Exhibition closes at 5pm on 23 February

Last chance to see Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection.

There are just over two weeks left to see Norman Cornish: The Defintitive Collection.

The exhibition features more than 70 of the Northern artists works from across his career and includes intimate family sketches, pastels and oil paintings, some of which have never been shown publicly before.

Cornish worked as a miner for more than 30 years and his work chronicles life in a bygone era, showing a snapshot in time with his images of the pit road, the pub and surrounding streets.

 


Family fun at February half term

There's something for everyone to enjoy at The Bowes Museum this holiday.

Family fun at February half term

There's lots to see and do for people of all ages at The Bowes Museum this February half term.

With dedicated children's events happening throughout the week, trails and exhibitions galore there's something for everyone at the Barnard Castle based Museum.

Take part in craft days, printing workshops, a fairytale family fun day and coding workshops from Monday 17 to Friday 21 February.  

Explore the Pre-Raphaelite Knights: Reinventing the Medieval World exhibition, with fantastic paintings and a fun interactive area, which opens on 1 February.

There are also just a few weeks left to see the Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection exhibition, which closes on 23 February together with the LEGO®: Building The Bowes Museum trail and there's just time to discover more about the stories behind the Museum in the #Untitled10 2019 trail which finishes on 28 February.


School children celebrate Norman Cornish exhibition with a Music Day

Over 130 youngsters create a soundscape inspired by the paintings in The Definitive Collection exhibition.

School children celebrate Norman Cornish exhibition with a Music Day

One hundred and thirty one youngsters from five Teesdale Primary Schools have taken part in a day of musical celebration at The Bowes Museum.

The children from Butterknowle, Cockfield, Evenwood, Ramshaw and Woodland visited Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection and worked with different specialist artists, partially funded by Arts Council England, to produce, what will become, a soundscape for the exhibition.

They then performed their work in the Blue Picture Gallery for visitors to enjoy.

The day also marked the beginning of a wider community project funded by Teesdale Area Action Partnership and Northern Heartlands.


Christmas Cheer at The Bowes Museum

There's something for everyone to enjoy during this Festive Season.

Christmas Cheer at The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum has decked the halls with festive cheer as we aim to help you relax and unwind and make it easier for you to get prepared in the run up to Christmas. 

With everything from a fun late night shopping event, a yuletide festive lunch with Carols to Santa being in residence and our ever-popular Christmas Market there's something for everyone this year at The Bowes Museum.

The Museum shop is open from 10 to 5 everyday for unique sparkly decorations and other gift ideas and Cafe Bowes serves seasonal locally produced food and drinks daily from 10 - 4.30 daily.

 


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Information about reopening


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.