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Teesdale and the surrounding area hosts a wide variety of high quality accommodation for visitors ranging from scenic caravan and campsites, to luxurious hotels offering an unforgetable stay in our area.  Depending on the length of your stay, the people within your party and what your tastes are, we believe that there is somewhere for everyone.

We have close working relationships with many caravan park owners, B&B and guest house owners and hotel staff, and every year we offer familiarisation visits to the Museum for them to come and see our latest developments and take home our literature for their information racks.  Many also buy group tickets for entry into the Museum to pass on the discounts to their guests.

For ideas about where to stay in Teesdale or the surrounding area, you can browse a wide variety of options to suit all requirements and budgets at, or

We hope you enjoy your stay and tell your friends about your wonderful time in Teesdale! 

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.