What's Online

Welcome to our online activity!

We just wanted you to know we are still working furiously away to bring to you, in the safety of your own home, the Museum's current exhibition and events programme. Our social media platforms are being regularly updated with stories behind our collections, videos of workshops that were supposed to take place and soon virtual tours of the exhibitions you were looking forward to seeing. These will also be shared on YouTube and the website will be updated with new and exciting blogs.

We hope you enjoy these as much as the real thing and really look forward to welcoming you back once this pandemic is over.

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Director's Choice

Bouts Art School

Family Fun Activities

Cornish Virtual Tour

In Focus: John Joseph Merlin


Pre-Raphs Tour

In Focus: The Silver Swan

The Bowes Museum Story

The Bowes Museum is open!

The Bowes Museum is looking forward to welcoming you!

You are able to enjoy the hugely popular Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection, Pre-Raphaelite Knights: Reinventing the Medieval World and blimey! Lucretia exhibitions as well as an exciting programme of family workshops throughout the summer holidays.

The health and well-being of our visitors, staff and volunteers are our priority, and in line with the latest Government guidance on COVID-19 the changes we have made will help you to feel confident, safe and enjoy your visit.

Entry to the Museum has to be booked before you visit here or by telephoning us on 01833 690606. Details about what to expect when you visit are available when you click here.