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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

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.