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Current Exhibitions


The Bowes Museum offers an ongoing programme of exhibitions to complement the display of its permanent collections. These range from major blockbusters often curated by staff, here at the Museum, to touring exhibitions and works on loan from other institutions.

Current Exhibitions in 2018


To Serve King & Country: Exploring the role of Teesdale in WW1

20 October 2018 - 3 March 2019

This exhibition commemorates Teesdale's response to the call to arms during the First World War and marks the culmination of the Museum's HLF-funded Roll of Honour research project. The response of local people, the home front and heroism in the face of war will unfold through memorabilia, stories and accounts, as you explore this poignant exhibition.
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Still Life Is Real Life

10 November - 10 March 2019

This innovative display celebrates timeless aspects of everyday life, inviting social comparisons between historic paintings from The Bowes Museum’s still life collection and modern age photographs of the local Barnard Castle market
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Charlotte Hodes: Women and Pattern

13 October 2018 - 24 February 2019

Hodes is a British artist who is renowned for her large intricate papercuts and ornate ceramic vessels. Central to her work is the exploration of the female figure and its relationship to decoration and pattern.
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SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story

26 January – 5 May 2019

The first time the history of antique dealing has been the subject of an exhibition, with an in-depth look at dealers, their eye for objects, some which have not previously been on public display before, their shops, and practices.
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