The Bowes Museum

From £5.00
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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  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • 4_Yorkshire_folks
    Barnsley, United Kingdom
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    Another great day out for all the family
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 7th November 2018
    This is the second time we have visited the Bowes Museum, and we had just as much fun as the first time. A family ticket is reasonably priced as you can visit as many times as you like in a year... Read full review
  • naomiihb
    Inverness, United Kingdom
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    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th November 2018
    Had a lovely day with my husband at the Bowes Museum. Especially enjoyed the Catwalk exhibit there currently. Loved seeing the Alexander McQueen pieces in real life. Brilliant and diverse range of... Read full review
  • wanderer44
    Not national trust
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th November 2018
    Very impressive when you turn into the entrance gates.Allow plenty of time as there is lots to see. Excellent restaurant on site with good choice and reasonable prices.Town of Barnard Castle very... Read full review



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Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Access Information

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
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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Friday, 14th December 2018 - Sunday, 16th December 2018

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Saturday, 1st December 2018 - Friday, 21st December 2018

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