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

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Awards

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

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • 494eileenh
    Sunderland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fantastic
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 6th January 2019
    Bowes museum fantastic been many times. Always something interesting going on at Bowes Museum.You have to go there in fact its a must. Being a senior you get cheaper entry and the ticket lasts for... Read full review
  • lakehousehold
    Northallerton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Well worth the visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th January 2019
    Not far from the A1 at Scotch corner and well worth a visit if you have 2-3 hours to spare. It is £14 pp or £12 pp for concessions. It is based upon a personal collection of a Victorian couple... Read full review
  • warbylamb
    Morpeth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Pleasant way to spend the afternoon
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th January 2019
    Used a Groupon voucher to visit. Impressive building and collection of exhibits. Not sure I would pay full price, but I don’t know my art! Make sure that you’re there for 2pm to see The Swan. 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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Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Sunday, 3rd March 2019

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Thursday, 24th January 2019 - Thursday, 24th January 2019

Thursday, 7th February 2019 - Thursday, 7th February 2019

Thursday, 21st February 2019 - Thursday, 21st February 2019

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Saturday, 13th October 2018 - Sunday, 24th February 2019

Charlotte Hodes Vase designThe Bowes Museum - Charlotte Hodes: Women and PatternThis latest exhibition in the Museum’s refurbished ceramics gallery will showcase the unique work created by ceramicist Charlotte Hodes over the past decade.  10am - 5pm
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Saturday, 26th January 2019 - Sunday, 5th May 2019

SOLD! The Great British Antiques StoryThe Bowes Museum - SOLD! The Great British Antiques StoryThe first time the history of antique dealing has been the subject of an exhibition, with an in-depth look at dealers, their eye for objects, some which have not previously been on public display before, their shops, and practices.
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Saturday, 10th November 2018 - Sunday, 10th March 2019

still life is real life The Bowes Museum - Still Life is Real LifeThis innovative display celebrates timeless aspects of everyday life, inviting social comparisons between historic paintings from The Bowes Museum’s still life collection and modern age photographs of the local Barnard Castle market.
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Saturday, 16th November 2019 - Sunday, 5th January 2020

Norman Cornish The Bowes Museum - Norman CornishThis major retrospective tells the story of his enduring career with the most comprehensive collection of his work ever assembled, including a number of previously unseen pieces.
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Wednesday, 20th November 2019 - Wednesday, 20th November 2019

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Friday, 25th January 2019 - Friday, 25th January 2019

Wedding Open Day - The Bowes MuseumThe Bowes Museum - Dust Busters! Conservation in ActionThe New Year is when the preventive conservation team ‘spring’ into action to clean the first-floor galleries collection. Hear a short talk about how this detailed work is carried out, find out how different objects are cared for and to see the specialist equipment used by our team.
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Saturday, 26th January 2019 - Saturday, 26th January 2019

Once Upon a TextileThe Bowes Museum - Once Upon a TextileOnce upon a time, there was you, your textile and your story. From Granny’s old teddy to your child’s Christening robe, textiles hold memories for us all. We’d love to find out more about the textiles that matter to you and record your special stories about them.
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Sunday, 31st March 2019 - Sunday, 31st March 2019

Wedding Open Day - The Bowes MuseumThe Bowes Museum - Mother's Day LunchTreat your Mum to a delicious lunch at Café Bowes, then enjoy a relaxing walk around the galleries and grounds.  Booking is advisable by phone, email or website. Menu options available 2019  12:00 - 14:00
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Sunday, 5th May 2019 - Sunday, 5th May 2019

Morris Minor EventThe Bowes Museum - Morris Minor EventThe North East Morris Minor Owners Club is hosting a “Classic Cars on the Terrace” event.  This is a wonderful opportunity to come along and see these firm family favourites as well as a number of other vintage vehicles which will be on display alongside them. 
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Saturday, 26th October 2019 - Monday, 20th January 2020

The Power And The Virtue: Guido Reni's Death Of LucretiaThe Bowes Museum - The Power And The Virtue: Guido Reni's Death Of LucretiaThis is the first exhibition outside London dedicated to the Italian Baroque master Guido Reni, presenting the artist and his relevance in Western art history.
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Sunday, 3rd March 2019 - Sunday, 3rd March 2019

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Thursday, 25th July 2019 - Thursday, 25th July 2019

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Saturday, 24th August 2019 - Saturday, 24th August 2019

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Saturday, 16th February 2019 - Saturday, 16th February 2019

Saturday, 16th March 2019 - Saturday, 16th March 2019

Saturday, 13th April 2019 - Saturday, 13th April 2019

Saturday, 18th May 2019 - Saturday, 18th May 2019

Saturday, 15th June 2019 - Saturday, 15th June 2019

Super Saturday The Bowes Museum - Super SaturdayLots of crafty sparkly activities for you and your children to do and keep away the January blues. 13:00 - 15:00, free with admission.
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Saturday, 26th January 2019 - Saturday, 26th January 2019

SOLD! The Great British Antiques StoryThe Bowes Museum - Lennox Cato in Conversation with SOLD! curator Mark WestgarthJoin us for this special event where you can hear TV presenter and antique specialist Lennox Cato talk about his career in the antiques business and on television with SOLD curator Mark Westgarth. Booking essential.
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Tuesday, 5th February 2019 - Tuesday, 5th February 2019

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Thursday, 21st March 2019 - Thursday, 21st March 2019

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Thursday, 21st February 2019 - Thursday, 21st February 2019

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Thursday, 31st January 2019 - Thursday, 31st January 2019

Thursday, 14th February 2019 - Thursday, 14th February 2019

Thursday, 28th February 2019 - Thursday, 28th February 2019

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