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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.

 


WW1 Commemorative project coming to an end

To Serve King and Country last day 3 March

The Bowes Museum is holding a number of events before the end of its poignant WW1 'To Serve King and Country' exhibition.

The Heritage Lottery Funded First World War Commemorative Project is the culmination of five year’s work with the Community and its last day is Sunday 3 March.


A short introduction to Art History

A short introduction to Art History

We're running an introductory course on Art History.

Our Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti will be holding six sessions exploring the history, meaning and significance of different art works and looking at the techniques and theories that have influenced artists.


Hannah Hauxwell quilt bought by The Bowes Museum

Teesdale quilt to become part of the North Country quilt collection.

Hannah Hauxwell quilt bought by The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum is pleased to announce it has successfully won a quilt made by Hannah Hauxwell's grandmother at auction.

The quilt, made by Elizabeth Bayles, will become part of the Museum's internationally recognised North Country quilt collection.

It was one of 22 lots, 13 of which we quilts, from Hannah Hauxwell's estate that came under the hammer at Tennants Auctioneers on Saturday 9 February.


Discover The Bowes Museum this Summer through its wonders recreated in LEGO®

LEGO®: Building The Bowes Museum 25 May – 13 October

Discover The Bowes Museum this Summer through its wonders recreated in LEGO®

Calling all LEGO® fans and families! The Bowes Museum is THE place to be this Summer as we celebrate our collections in LEGO®.

15 of our best loved founders items, including the Silver Swan, will be recreated in LEGO® and you can have a go at copying them! 

You will be able to follow a trail around the Museum before ending up in a LEGO® Creation Station where you can let your imagination go wild and take inspiration from your own collections to create your own museums of treasures in LEGO®.


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Information about closing


19 March 2020

Unfortunately, due to the continuing development of the Coronavirus situation, The Bowes Museum is now closed until further notice. The health and wellbeing of both our customers and our staff is our priority.

Where events can be rescheduled we will endeavour to do so but please be assured that all ticket holders for cancelled events have options on refunds and can contact info@thebowesmuseum.org.uk, however by not requesting a refund you would be making an exceptionally generous and much appreciated charitable donation to The Bowes Museum during these unprecedented times.

Whilst the Museum is closed, we will be working on other ways of sharing our story and collection via our digital platforms. Stay posted for online videos, conversations and more.

We thank you for your patience and your continued support for The Bowes Museum during this unpredictable time. We hope to come back to you with a reopening date shortly, for now, please stay safe and help protect the vulnerable.

25 March 2020

It is with great sadness that The Bowes Museum has taken the decision to temporarily close all gates to the grounds following a spate of vandalism around the parkland.

Since the Museum closed on Wednesday 18 March the benches in the story area have been damaged, the totem pole pulled over and broken, there have been attempts to pull out outdoor trail markers and branches have been pulled down and plants uprooted.

The Museum is working with the police to find the perpetrators of these actions. PC Michael Banks of Durham Constabulary said "This is a shameful piece of criminal damage within the grounds of a historical location in Barnard Castle anyone with information please contact Durham Constabulary quoting reference number DHM23032020-0189"

The Director of The Bowes Museum, Adrian Jenkins, said: "It is a shame that the actions of a few will have an impact on many but this closure also ties in with the latest government advice to stay at home to help restrict the spread of coronavirus and the Museum is following in the footsteps of other organisations who have closed gated parks and gardens.

There are tips from our education officer on the Museum's social media platforms for keeping the kids, and yourselves, entertained while in isolation and we'll be updating the website regularly with new and exciting information about the collection.

In the meantime, please keep safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum and grounds when it reopens."

You can keep up to date with developments here or on our Facebook and Twitter.

We’ll be back…