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Horology expert to visit Chinese Knowledge Exchange event

Matthew Read to talk about the Silver Swan in Beijing

Horology expert to visit Chinese Knowledge Exchange event

The Bowes Museum's horology expert and Director of The Bowes Centre is going to China to take part in a prestigious conference.

Matthew Read will deliver a keynote speech about the Silver Swan, how it works and the challenges involved in its preservation, at the two day event in Beijing focussing on clocks, watches and automaton. 

 


Excitement builds ahead of The Bowes Museum turning into a LEGO® wonderland

LEGO®: Building The Bowes Museum, 25 May - 13 October 2019

Excitement builds ahead of The Bowes Museum turning into a LEGO® wonderland

Excitement's building as The Bowes Museum gets ready to unveil its summer exhibition, LEGO®: Building The Bowes Museum.

Superb sculptures, thrilling trails and fantastic fun are on the agenda for all who visit as the Museum is turned into a playground of the imagination by renowned Artist and Brick This creator, Steve Mayes.

 

 

 


Outreach sessions for young parents in Cockfield.

Meets on Monday mornings during term time.

The Bowes Museum is holding free outreach sessions for young parents from the Cockfield area of Teesdale.

The education department has teamed up with the YMCA to hold a weekly activity group for under 25's with pre school aged children at Cockfield Community Café.

There are lots of toys on hand for little ones to play with, including baby rattles, instruments, craft materials, books and dolls.

 


SOLD! to shut up shop soon

26 January until 5 May

SOLD! to shut up shop soon

You've just under a month to visit the SOLD! exhibition at The Bowes Museum.

The exhibition charts the rise of antiques dealers over the last 200 years, looking at their relationship with Museums with the story told through more than 30 iconic objects.

We have some exciting and varied events planned in the final weeks of the exhibition.


Aliens invade The Bowes Museum

16 April - 16 June, 2019

Aliens invade The Bowes Museum

Aliens will be descending on The Bowes Museum as part of our latest exhibition.

The Alien Beach Party has been created by the Museum's GeTINvolved group and features some weird and wonderful creatures, inspired by our collection and books by Nick Sharratt.

Visitors to the exhibition can also enter a writing competition, which will be open until 16 June, with the winners being announced on 20 July when they'll be presented with their prizes by Nick Sharratt himself.


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The Bowes Museum is closed!


All of us at The Bowes Museum are really sad to announce that we have had to close until Wednesday 2 December in line with new national restrictions.

As a result, we have been forced to cancel events that were due to take place during this time. If you have a ticket for an event or entry to the Museum before this date, you will be contacted to arrange a refund or to make an alternative booking. All Christmas activities including the Christmas Market and Santa’s Grotto are expected to go ahead as planned.

Happily, we are still able to welcome walkers and cyclists to the Park and Gardens as usual, including the Playground area, and cars will be admitted between 10.00 and 4.00 daily.

We have so loved welcoming people into the building again, safely enjoying our displays, eating in Café Bowes and browsing in our shop, so please in the meantime keep safe and we hope to see you back again soon.

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