Lego: Building The Bowes Museum

LEGO®: Building The Bowes Museum

25 May – 13 October

Calling all LEGO® fans and families! The Bowes Museum is THE place to be this Summer as we turn the Museum into a LEGO® wonderland, with 15 of our most loved objects including the Silver Swan recreated by Brick This’ Steve Mayes and you can have a go at making them too!  Then let your imagination go wild in our LEGO® Creation Station where you can take inspiration from your own collections to build your own Museum of treasures.

Things you can do this summer holiday?

As well as the related events taking place throughout the six week holidays (23 July - 30 August) you can join our education team in the vaults and take part in our planned activities each week from 11.00-3.00 inspired by the exhibitions.
Tuesdays (23, 30 July; 6, 13, 20, 27 August) – LEGO® stop motion workshop, drop in and have a go at creating some animation.
Thursdays (25 July; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August) – LEGO® printing, what else can you do with LEGO®, get messy in this ARTY session.
Fridays (26 July; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August)  – LEGO® robotics and coding workshop, science and computing for everyone.

How to build a...

Challenge yourself and build some fun mini Museum objects in the LEGO® Building The Bowes Museum exhibition. Click the images below to find the step-by-step instructions.  


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Cartoon Creations

22 - 26 July, 11.00 - 4.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Cartoon Creations

Join us and have a go at making your favourite cartoon character with our LEGO® team and then take part in our

LEGO® stop motion workshop.

Party Time

29 July - 2 August, 11.00 - 4.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Party Time

It's party time in our Creation Station so bring along your favourite Teddy Bear and make a picnic in our special Early Years area of the Creation Station with the LEGO® fun team.


5 – 9 August, Creation Station, 11.00 – 4.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission


Go wild and create an animal, a robotic mouse or a swan with our LEGO® team.

Animal Robots

6 August, 11.00 - 12.30, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Animal Robots

Join Education team volunteer Oli Welham to have fun making mechanical animals with robotic LEGO®.

A Pretty Pink Teapot

7 August, 2.15, 10 min talk, Ceramic Gallery, Free for pass holders or normal admission

A  Pretty Pink Teapot

Join Keeper of Ceramics Dr. Howard Coutts to learn more about the history of our exquisite Sevres teapot, celebrated in the LEGO® Building The Bowes Museum exhibition.