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#Untitled10 – An Exhibition of Ideas


8 November - 10 January

Would you like to view creativity in action? Ten diverse Northern talents beautifully encapsulate the artistic process as it unfurls, using The Bowes Museum as an inspirational backdrop. Carefully selected from over two hundred applicants, following collaboration between The Bowes Museum and Durham Creatives, these artists, designers and makers have uniquely responded to the sense of physical and emotional historic space. They cleverly draw upon objects, building and environment, all connected by John and Joséphine Bowes’ bitter-sweet story.

The personal and professional journey of each exhibitor is insightfully revealed, as we witness experimentation and development, choice of materials and method, and success and failure. Take a walk through the galleries of The Bowes Museum with a totally fresh and novel perspective.

Ann Gill


Hannah Peters


Nick James


Stuart Langley


Eliot Smith


Lisa Smith


Richard Glynn


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.