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The Bowes Museum appoints Director

The Bowes Museum appoints Director

The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce that Hannah Fox has been appointed to take up the role of Director in May 2022.

The Trustees appointed Saxton Bampfylde, an executive search company, who conducted an international search for the new Director. After a series of intensive interviews with impressive

candidates the Trustees, supported by Arts Council England and Durham County Council, were extremely pleased to appoint Hannah.


Half term fun at The Bowes Museum.

There are lots of exciting and inspiring events taking place over the school holidays.

Half term fun at The Bowes Museum.

We've family activities galore over the half term break at The Bowes Museum.

With kids crafts, tours and a family whodunit fun day there's something for everyone of all ages to enjoy at the Barnard Castle based Museum.


Regeneration Events

Inspiring activities to accompany Martin Kinnear's major solo exhibition.

Regeneration Events

There are lots of exciting and creative events planned to accompany the Regeneration exhibition by the international award winning artist Martin Kinnear at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.

From live online talks from his studio in Wensley, to lunch with the artist and a guided tour of the exhibition with him to the creation of an Easter trail inspired by his paintings, there really is something for everyone to enjoy in the coming weeks.

Regeneration is open until 25 April 2022 and is a powerful and moving take on the COVID pandemic.  It is about doubt and loss, beauty and hope and the life affirming power of change.




Regeneration by Martin Kinnear is open

22 January - 25 April 2022

Regeneration by Martin Kinnear is open

With the use of only one arm and one leg and an extraordinary vision, the international award-winning northern artist, Martin Kinnear, has dedicated the last two years to creating large, incisive and poetical paintings about the COVID pandemic and the transformative powers of change.

They make up his major solo exhibition, called Regeneration, at The Bowes Museum.

Regeneration is about what happens when our plans were cancelled, our futures placed in doubt, and our world stopped.

It is a show about a year which changed all our lives, a show about doubt and loss, but also beauty, hope and the life-affirming power of change.

The exhibition also features the works of the winners of the Regeneration poetry and artwork competitions.

The Christmas Market is almost here!

We're ready to welcome you on 17, 18 and 19 December

The Christmas Market is almost here!

We're getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors to our annual Christmas Market.

The three day event will see almost 100 traders from across the region selling their wares in the Museum's galleries and grounds, with hot food vendors, children's fairground rides, horses,  musicians, family activities and visits to Santa all adding to the excitement.

Visitors to the Christmas Market will also be able to enjoy the Museum's collection, exhibitions and 12 Days of Christmas display, as well as delicious food in Cafe Bowes.



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