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Meetings & Corporate Hospitality


The Bowes Museum is an impressive venue for a wide range of business events, combining a peaceful historic setting with fully accessible modern meeting facilities, well located, close to the A66 and A1.

Choose from a range of beautiful spaces for 10 to 240 guests, providing the perfect settings for all business events including conferences, training and rewards and recognition events. All guests are welcome to explore the museum throughout the day, so you can make the most of your time out of the office, returning refreshed and inspired.  We can arrange tours, practical activities in the museum and grounds and exclusive ‘behind the scenes' experiences to help you have fun and harness your team's creativity.

We pride ourselves on delivering unique corporate hospitality and networking events. Stand out from the crowd by treating your valued clients and colleagues to a drinks reception or dinner amongst captivating works of art, and a private tour of the latest exhibition.

For more information, please contact us on 01833 690606 or email> and see how The Bowes Museum can really work for your business.  

"Everyone really loved it- really something special. The setting blew people away! The tour guide was brilliant, very entertaining and informative. Thank you for looking after everyone so well and organising such a memorable event." Anne, Glaxo Smith Kline

Information about reopening


We are delighted the Prime Minister has announced that museums can reopen this summer. We understand you are excited at the prospect of visiting The Bowes Museum and would like to assure you we have been developing plans to welcome you back into our beautiful building by late August; we are working on vital social distancing measures so you, staff and volunteers can be confident of a safe environment which everyone can enjoy.

We take pride in offering a relaxed and enjoyable day out for all the family, and with that in mind we are extending the Museum passes we have issued in the last year. Our exceptional Norman Cornish exhibition will continue until Autumn 2020 and we are planning to release details of a packed events programme, including the Christmas Market, over the coming weeks.

In the meantime the grounds of The Bowes Museum are open to be enjoyed by walkers and cyclists, in line with the government guidance on COVID-19. The parkland can be accessed through the front pedestrian gates between 10.30-4.45 daily. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding, and ask people to respect social distancing guidelines when they visit.

You can keep up to date with developments, including our reopening date here or on our Facebook and Twitter.