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As well as your Museum visit, look at what else we can offer to make your day extra special! 

 

Explore inside the Museum

Family Back Packs - Enhance your visit to the Museum by following the trail and completing the tasks. Fully refundable £5 deposit
Craft Activity Workshops – Take part in our fun craft sessions, see our events page for dates and times.
Explore Trail – Complete your explore trail around the Museum, available from reception. Free

Explore outside the Museum

Orienteering Trail - Explore the spectacular grounds of the Museum by following the trail. Free
Nature Trail - Learn about the wonderful trees and animals which surround The Bowes Museum. Free
Nature Viewfinders – Get creative in the grounds and make some digital artwork using your camera or phone. Viewfinders available from reception. Free
Picnic Area - Enjoy your sandwiches in the fantastic picnic area. Free
Storytelling Area - Let your imagination run wild in the storytelling chair. Free
Family Play Area - Free

 

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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!