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Outdoor Tour


Duration: 45 minutes

If you would like to know more about the beautiful building that is The Bowes Museum and the elegant gardens and parkland that surround it, then this is the tour for you.
Discover why our founders John and Joséphine Bowes decided to create the Museum you see today, how come it was the first building constructed using metric measurements, why John had a church built for his French wife Joséphine in the grounds and find out the secret delights hidden in the gardens as well as much, much more during these 45 minutes long socially distanced guided outdoor tours. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Please note this tour will take place outside, please come dressed appropriately.

Availability


19 April

10:30

19 April

11:45

20 April

10:30

20 April

11:45

21 April

10:30

21 April

11:45

22 April

10:30

22 April

11:45

23 April

10:30

23 April

11:45

24 April

10:30

24 April

11:45

25 April

10:30

25 April

11:45

26 April

10:30

26 April

11:45

27 April

10:30

27 April

11:45

28 April

10:30

28 April

11:45

29 April

10:30

29 April

11:45

30 April

10:30

30 April

11:45

01 May

10:30

01 May

11:45

02 May

10:30

02 May

11:45

03 May

10:30

03 May

11:45

04 May

10:30

04 May

11:45

05 May

10:30

05 May

11:45

06 May

10:30

06 May

11:45

07 May

10:30

07 May

11:45

08 May

10:30

08 May

11:45

09 May

10:30

09 May

11:45

10 May

10:30

10 May

11:45

11 May

10:30

11 May

11:45

12 May

10:30

12 May

11:45

13 May

10:30

13 May

11:45

14 May

10:30

14 May

11:45

15 May

10:30

15 May

11:45

16 May

10:30

16 May

11:45

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.