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Titanic Legacy


1 December 2012 - 27 January 2013 


To mark the Centenary Year of the launch of the titanic, students from the Fashion Marketing Degree Course at Northumbria Design were asked to explore and research past historical style in order to produce contemporary, forward thinking design as a response to the ‘Titanic Legacy’ that embraced luxury and opulence.


The student's explored the ship’s technologies and interiors, from furniture to curtains, wall and floor coverings. The period ‘designer’ garments and travel experience of the 1st class passengers and accommodation was contrasted against the 3rd class experience below decks, providing a wealth of informative background from which to design.

This expressive brief allowed students to develop their own unique design response, producing finely crafted, creative garments in both men’s and women’s wear to sit alongside expressive fashion graphics.


The Bowes Museum grounds are open!


Due to the government announcement on Thursday 17 December, that County Durham is to remain in COVID tier 3 restrictions, The Bowes Museum unfortunately will remain closed to all visitors. However, the grounds remain open to visitors from 10.00 - 4.00 daily, and we are currently hosting a woodland fairy trail, two spring trails and outdoor guided tours are available from 29 March 2021.

As we have already been shut for a number of weeks and there is much uncertainty around possible further restrictions, we have decided to use this period to undertake some work in Café Bowes, alongside performing some much-needed structural repairs to the building, notably to the windows. January and February are usually quieter times for the Museum, often due to severe weather, so we believe that this is the best time to carry out such works with the least amount of disruption to our visitors.

We have therefore decided to remain closed for a period of four weeks following any near-future tier 2 announcement from the government, as this will allow us time to deep clean the Museum prior to reopening our doors once again. We will, of course, keep you updated as the guidelines change.

Your ongoing support during these unprecedented times is hugely appreciated and we very much look forward to welcoming you back into the building as early as possible in 2021.

We hope to be able to offer a few COVID-safe outdoor events over the coming months, about which we shall make further announcements as soon as possible.