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 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!