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Friends of The Bowes Museum



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)


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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Schedule of Events

The Bowes Museum is open!

The Bowes Museum is looking forward to welcoming you!

You are able to enjoy the hugely popular Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection, Pre-Raphaelite Knights: Reinventing the Medieval World and blimey! Lucretia exhibitions as well as an exciting programme of family workshops throughout the summer holidays.

The health and well-being of our visitors, staff and volunteers are our priority, and in line with the latest Government guidance on COVID-19 the changes we have made will help you to feel confident, safe and enjoy your visit.

Entry to the Museum has to be booked before you visit here or by telephoning us on 01833 690606. Details about what to expect when you visit are available when you click here.