Before you visit:
Tickets to the Museum must be booked before your visit to avoid disappointment. They are available in hourly intervals from 10.00 – 2.00. Please visit here to book tickets>. Please note that when you buy your tickets you will need to create an online account.
If you are a passholder or Friend of The Bowes Museum please remember to bring your membership card with you on the day of your visit with your free ticket. If you are eligible for discount via a membership scheme please call 01833 690606 before you visit to reserve your tickets.
In booking tickets you are granting permission for your details to be held by us for 21 days, in accordance with the track and trace scheme. These details will be shared with Public Health England if we are notified of a positive COVID-19 case at the time of your visit.
Please park considerately, at a distance from other vehicles. Masks must be worn throughout the Museum, shop and until seated in Café Bowes, in line with new laws. There may be a need to queue on entry for a short time, so have your ticket ready to be scanned. Be prepared to potentially walk a distance to the Museum entrance.
Safety advice is prominent throughout the Museum. There will be separate entry and exit doors - our revolving door will not be in use. We have already deep cleaned the Museum and have an intensive cleaning regime for touch points, there are also numerous hand sanitisation stations and we will be using contactless payment.
Toilets for Café Bowes can be found on the ground floor and for the Museum on the first floor. Additional portable toilets can be found at the rear of the Museum.
The lift is only to be used by single households needing help to access the upper floors of the Museum.
Please follow the safety measures we have put in place, use the hand sanitiser provided and maintain a social distance from other visitors and staff. We are fortunate to have large galleries that make social distancing possible and we have a one-way system in place for the Norman Cornish exhibition.
Food and Drink:
Café Bowes will be open offering a tasty new menu. It is possible we will have queues for Café. We will do our best to seat you as soon as we are able. Single use menus are in place. Orders and payment will be taken at your table.
We’ve missed you and are pleased to welcome you back. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 01833 690606.