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Christmas Market


11, 12, 13 December 2020, 10.00 – 4.00, £5.00 Adults & £2.50 Children

NOW SOLD OUT - If you have succeeded in booking this event but haven't booked car parking please refer to your pre-ticket information for options in Barnard Castle

 

The Bowes Museum grounds are once again set to come alive with the sights, sounds and aromas of the annual Christmas Market.
 

A firm favourite in the regional calendar, the ever-popular event takes place in the Museum grounds, with entry to the Museum shop and the traditional carousel included.

Visitors can look forward to a wide range of fabulous locally sourced foodstuffs and crafts from some of the finest suppliers in the area, with around 80 hand-picked vendors offering superb ideas and products for those extra special presents or last minute treats.

Stallholders will be tempting the tastebuds with Belgian waffles, local gin, hot sandwiches, succulent sausages, homemade pies, artisan breads and cheeses, plus delicious sauces and dressings, while gift hunters can shop for handmade decorations and presents including jewellery, stained glass, leather goods, clothing, beautiful candles and ceramics.

Live music adds to the festive atmosphere with performances by local bands, schools and community groups that will include seasonal entertainment.

There will be an onsite parking charge of £5.00 per vehicle. Visitors please note that there will be no access to the market via the rear gate in Crook Lane.

For travel trade enquiries please contact groups@thebowesmuseum.org.uk. For stall enquiries please contact events@thebowesmuseum.org.uk with details of your business, a website/social media page or some images.

Accessibility


There are designated parking bays which are free to blue badge holders behind the Museum.  There will be stalls on the terrace which are accessible to wheelchair users.  The stalls on the Parterre Garden are accessible via a gravelled surface.

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!