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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 closed!


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.

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 Caf� 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.

Do please remember, however, that the Museum�s park and grounds remain open to visitors from 10.00 � 4.00 daily, and that we are currently hosting a woodland fairy trail, clues can be found here.

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.