The Bowes Museum

From £5.00
Newgate
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8NP

Tel: +44 01833 690606

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Anuual Pass£14.00 per ticket type
Concession Annual Pass£12.00 per ticket type
Students (on production of Student Card)£6.00 per ticket type
Under 18£5.00 per ticket type

Enjoy unlimited entry at The Bowes Museum and temporary exhibitions all year around. Family Pass - 2 Adults (Up to 4 Children) £30.00
Family Pass - 1 Adult (Up to 4 Children) £16.00

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    941
  • Very Good
    374
  • Average
    107
  • Poor
    30
  • Terrible
    16

Recent Reviews:

  • 505norman
    Rustington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Go back in History
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th September 2018
    This museum took us by surprise not least of by the way that it is all laid out. As you go from room to room we became more excited with the mixture of great paintings, ceramics a special display of... Read full review
  • divelively
    Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Silver Swan Automaton is a Must See
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th September 2018
    This was the second visit to the museum over a period of 18 months. The main exhibits are varied and very interesting in the main although some can be considered similar to other museum offerings. Of... Read full review
  • John N
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Interesting few hours whilst in Barnard Castle.
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th September 2018
    The Bowes Museum is a purpose built museum which has a number of worthwhile artefacts to enjoy viewing. The museum also hosts a variety of displays by different artists for certain periods of... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Access Information

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
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.

Map & Directions

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