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Friends of The Bowes Museum


Introduction

 

Friends of The Bowes Museum enjoy free admission to The Museum and a quarterly Newsletter, Bowes Arts. The Friends play an active role in the life of The Bowes Museum; benefits include invitations to special preview events, behind the scene tours, concerts and a wide range of activities and events both at the Museum and other places of interest.

The Friends of The Bowes Museum is a fully registered charitable trust that makes funding awards to The Bowes Museum. The Friends’ objectives are to support, assist and improve The Bowes Museum.

 This Charity is run entirely by volunteers and offers of assistance are welcome.

How To Contact The Friends

Friends' Office

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP

Tel: 01833 690606 extension 233 (voicemail)

E-mail: friends@thebowesmuseum.org.uk


The Friends' Office is run by volunteers and so there may not always be someone present to answer your calls. Please leave a message and we will contact you as soon as possible, or alternatively, send an email to the above address.

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Please choose an area of activity where you would most like to direct your support, i.e. supporting the upkeep of the Museum, art for young people or bringing the Museum into the park.



 

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Acquisitions


Acquisitions

History of the Friends


History of the Friends

Volunteers


Volunteers

Join the Friends


Join the Friends

The Friends' Committee


The Friends' Committee

Schedule of Events


Schedule of Events

The Bowes Museum is looking forward to welcoming you on the 17 May


Staff have been busy behind the Museum’s closed doors getting everything ready to welcome visitors back safely.

Café Bowes has undergone a refurbishment and has a new menu waiting to be sampled, the Museum has been deep cleaned, new signage is in place reminding you to adhere to social distancing, hand sanitisation stations have been refilled, the shop has been restocked and staff are being trained ready to greet you back in a safe and timely manner.

North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions is now hanging in the main exhibition gallery ready to wow visitors through to January 2022 and, due to social distancing measures, entry to the display will be by a separate timed exhibition entrance ticket that needs to be booked, at no extra cost, before visiting. Song has also been reinstated in the Music Room so people can enjoy the sound of the instruments. A varied programme of activity is being planned throughout May and June which we hope you will participate in.

Entry to the Museum will be by timed slots and tickets will have to be pre-booked online here or by calling 01833 690606. The Museum will be open from 10.00 to 5.00 daily. Masks will need to be worn throughout the Museum, shop and café, except when eating or where exemptions apply.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!