The Bowes Museum > Learn > Families > Young Artists

Young Voices is a group for young people aged 11 - 18 years. It meets monthly and will give you the chance to set yourself new challenges, to: 

  • Meet artists and talk to museum professionals 
  • Explore behind the scenes at The Bowes Museum and learn about how the Museum works 
  • Receive your own personal invitation to exhibition previews 
  • Try out your skills at working with Museum objects 

The group is meeting on the following dates:

Date: 16th February 2019
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Topic: Graffiti Art

Date: 16th March 2019
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Topic: Textile and Surface Pattern.


Date: 20th April 2019
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Topic: Print Making


Date: 18th May 2019
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Topic: Lego and the story behind the exhibition.


Date: 15th June 2019
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Topic: Fashion

Date: 20th July 2019
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Topic: Illustration

Date: 17th August 2019
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Topic: Robotics

Date: 21st September 2019
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Topic: Sculpture

Date: 19th October 2019
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Topic: Halloween

Date: 16th November 2019
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Topic: Norman Cornish and Lantern Making

Date: 21st December 2019
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Topic: Christmas

If you would like to attend an event please contact the education team on 01833 694602 or email
Hurry as places are limited and will be secured on a first come first served basis.

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The Bowes Museum grounds are open!

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. However, the grounds remain open to visitors from 10.00 - 4.00 daily, and we are currently hosting a woodland fairy trail, two spring trails and outdoor guided tours are available from 29 March 2021.

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 Café 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.

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.