The Bowes Museum

From £5.00
Newgate
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8NP

Tel: +44 01833 690606

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The Bowes Museum at night

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
1 Adult and up to 4 children£16.00 per ticket type
2 Adults and up to 4 children£30.00 per ticket type
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.

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVAQAS VAQAS 2019
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    1060
  • Very Good
    430
  • Average
    121
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
    21

Recent Reviews:

  • 2frompembs
    Aberfoyle
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Loved it
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 22nd November 2019
    What a wonderful place, saw the Norman Cornish exhibition as well as all the art. Hi light of the day had to be the Silver swan performance. Great restaurant serving delicious food. Very friendly... Read full review
  • Dusty861
    Catterick, United Kingdom
    A window into a different world.
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 22nd November 2019
    Very nice for a day visit. Some wonderful artifacts and attractions. A must for those interested in porcelain and pottery. The moving swan is a most intriguing object which will surprise and... Read full review
  • Vicky C
    Sunderland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Santa's workshop and grotto
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 7th December 2019
    Lovely place the museum is fantastic! Visited Bowes for the Santa experience which included a visit to the workshop prior to seeing Santa. In the workshop there was making your own bauble and some... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Access Information

Opening Times

Season (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.

Map & Directions

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