Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants


20 July - 3 November

Immerse yourself in Nick Sharratt's world, find out about his childhood and what inspired him to become an illustrator, and meet a host of the characters that he has created throughout his career including Tracy Beaker, Daisy, Hetty Feather and Pirate Pete. 

 

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Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

25 July, 11.00 – 4.00

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

Are you ready? A feast of activities for you based on our new interactive and colourful exhibition. This will delight children and keep you entertained. Come and see the work of Nick Sharratt, dress up as a pirate and find the Wellyphant.


Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

20 July, All day

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

Come and meet the Illustrator Nick Sharratt as he unveils his new exhibition, Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants. Nick will be on hand all day to chat about his work and characters, sign books and do drawings. 


Nick Sharratt 'Right Royal Draw Along'

14 September, 11.00 - 12.15, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Nick Sharratt 'Right Royal Draw Along'

Join the acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator, Nick Sharratt, for this family friendly, fun filled draw along.  Find out how to sketch some of his favourite characters, including Tracy Beaker. 75-minute session, we expect this to be a popular event, so to avoid disappointment arrive early as spaces are limited to first come, first served. 

Craft activities available from 11.00 – 3.00 with the Education Team.



Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

29 October, 11.00 – 4.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

Visit this colourful, interactive exhibition, dress up as Pirate Pete, take part in storytelling activities and make fun crafts with the education team.


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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.