The Bowes Museum

Newgate
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8NP

Tel: +44 01833 690606

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The Bowes Museum

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    985
  • Very Good
    393
  • Average
    114
  • Poor
    31
  • Terrible
    20

Recent Reviews:

  • PeterQ008
    Lancashire
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Substantial Place
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th April 2019
    On arrival the sheer size and bulk of the building creates a sense of awe. Inside the collection is astounding. We went early in the day after a short drive from our hotel and were fresh, you need... Read full review
  • AyBee71
    Northampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fantastic Day Out
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th April 2019
    From the outside the building is amazing but inside the space is on par with any of the big Victorian London museums. The collection is huge, varied and well displayed. We found the information... Read full review
  • Christopher E
    Harrogate, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Very pleasant vist
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th April 2019
    Lovely grounds, good access, pleasant cafe. A good and interesting time. Could perhaps improve the ecoetidnce by directional signs to ensure you visit the family history section first. Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Catering

  • Free meal / refreshments for Coach Driver, Group Organiser, Tour Guide or Group Supervisor(s)
  • Groups: Lunch Catered For
  • Groups: Refreshments Catered For

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Drop Off / Pick Up Point
  • Coach Parking Onsite

Provider Facilities

  • Groups: Max Group Size
  • Groups: Meet and Greet Services - Booking required.
  • Groups: Min Group Size - 12

Travel & Trade

  • Groups: Average Length of Visit - 3 hours.
  • Groups: Concessions for Coach Driver, Group Organiser, Tour Guide or Group Supervisor(s)
  • Groups: Free for Coach Driver, Group Organiser, Tour Guide or Group Supervisor(s)

Access Information

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* Closed 25 & 26 Dec, 1 Jan. Cafe opening 1000-1630. Shop opening 1000-1645.

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