Summer Fête

Summer Fête


9 June, 11.00 - 4.00, £5.00 Adults, £2.50 Children, Free to Passholders & Friends of The Bowes Museum

Join us as we mark the day with fun and festivities for everyone in the Museum and grounds as The Bowes Museum celebrates its 127th birthday.

There will be live music from local bands and community groups, Harvey's Sausages, Earth & Fire Pizza, Hasip Hasip Thai Food, Barista Sisters coffee and Chocolate Fayre ice-creams, Pimms®, Prosecco, cocktails and gin; with deck chairs on the terrace to sit back in, relax and soak up the atmosphere.

As well as being able to explore the Museum’s latest exhibition LEGO®: Building The Bowes Museum, you’ll be able to get top tips on your LEGO® skills from Steve Mayes who’s made all the items featured in the exhibition and try your hand at LEGO® printing.

There will be lots of other activities to take part in, including: face painting, wild printing in the grounds with Bright Woods Forest Schools, a big draw, creating big bubbles, making sparkly CD animals and outdoor trails to test your nature skills.

You can find out more about the Museum and some of the fabulous items in our collection from the team that looks after them as our curators will be on hand to answer your questions and tell you a bit more about your favourite pieces throughout the day.

You can also watch our conservators in action as they work their preservation magic on some quilts.

Come and enjoy the party, it is one not to be missed!