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Volunteers


Being a Friends Volunteer offers the opportunity to enjoy a closer involvement in various aspects of the Museum’s life. You can help in a multiplicity of ways at special events, at the mailing of the Friends’ quarterly Newsletter, Bowes Arts, and at occasional mailing shots for the Museum.

Volunteers are also sought to help in the new Archives Reading Room, which may involve transcribing John and Joséphine Bowes’ bills, receipts and correspondence, amongst other fascinating documents. Volunteers are also creating an on-line database to catalogue the Museum’s entire collections, enabling easier access both for researchers and for the public. 

A number of Friends also volunteer as Museum Guides, welcoming visitors and taking them on tours of the collections.

For more information please contact 
friends@thebowesmuseum.org.ukAlternatively please telephone 01833 690606 ext 233 and leave a voicemail message.


You may also be interested in becoming a Museum Volunteer (as opposed to a Friends Volunteer) in which case please contact: Caroline.Thornborrow@thebowesmuseum.org.uk or telephone 01833 690606 ext 253.

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!