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Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers are playing a significant part in the work of the Reference Library and Archives, primarily in manning the Reading Room (with support from Museum staff) when it is open to the public but also in a range of behind-the-scenes activities and tasks.  If you would like to know more, please contact us at the Museum (tel. 01833 690606 ext. 208, email

Click here to go to the Voluntary and Placement Opportunities page.

The Bowes Museum is open!

The Bowes Museum is looking forward to welcoming you!

You are able to enjoy the hugely popular Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection, Pre-Raphaelite Knights: Reinventing the Medieval World and blimey! Lucretia exhibitions as well as an exciting programme of family workshops throughout the summer holidays.

The health and well-being of our visitors, staff and volunteers are our priority, and in line with the latest Government guidance on COVID-19 the changes we have made will help you to feel confident, safe and enjoy your visit.

Entry to the Museum has to be booked before you visit here or by telephoning us on 01833 690606. Details about what to expect when you visit are available when you click here.