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Meet and Celebrate

With a range of beautiful spaces, delicious food and welcoming service, The Bowes Museum is a captivating setting for unique events of all kinds. Guests are welcome to explore the inspiring collections and exhibitions, and to relax in the spacious and elegant grounds.

We specialise in: weddings, naming ceremonies and other celebratory events, meetings and corporate events, and peaceful memorial receptions. The Bowes Museum is an independent charitable trust, so by choosing The Bowes Museum, you are helping the Museum continue to be enjoyed for generations to come.

For more information please contact us on 01833 690606, where we will help you create a unique and special day designed around you. Alternatively you can email>

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!