YP Blog


Welcome to the Blog section of the website for young people.

Here you can read blog entries written by young artists, The Bowes Museum staff and project interns. 

If you have suggestions for other blogs that you would like to see and read here, then please get in touch with Jess by emailing her here: jessica.white@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Young Curators Blog: Sophie & Blake


Young Curators Blog: Sophie & Blake


Young Curators Blog: Sophie & Blake


Auckland Youth Community Centre Workshop


Auckland Youth Community Centre Workshop


Inspired by The Bowes Museum


Inspired by The Bowes Museum


Can you teach an old artist new tricks?


Can you teach an old artist new tricks?


Meet Jess, Coordinator Extraordinaire


Meet Jess, Coordinator Extraordinaire


Can you have a great art experience from home?


Can you have a great art experience from home?


Corrina's Blog - Bouts Art Competition Winner


Corrina's Blog - Bouts Art Competition Winner


Hannah's Blog - Bouts Art Competition Winner


Hannah's Blog - Bouts Art Competition Winner


Have you ever looked at art this way?


Have you ever looked at art this way?


Laura's Blog - Bouts Art Competition Winner


Laura's Blog - Bouts Art Competition Winner


Ingrid's Blog - Bouts Art Competition Winner


Ingrid's Blog - Bouts Art Competition Winner

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.