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The Bowes Museum

From £5.00
Newgate
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8NP

Tel: +44 01833 690606

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The Bowes Museum

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
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Awards

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    844
  • Very Good
    346
  • Average
    98
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    12

Recent Reviews:

  • Christine P
    Droitwich, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting but, at the same time, a bit disappointing.
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th November 2017
    I was disappointed because, in my humble opinion, I didn't think the curation of this museum was up to scratch. A lot of the information was not in the right place. And a lot of information was... Read full review
  • Arthur M
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    NOT A PLACE FOR NON-WHITES - don't go if your complexion is not white
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 10th November 2017
    The cafe staff were friendly, as were the people who worked in the first two floors, but if you are a non-white person then avoid going to see the pictures on the top floor - the security staff are... Read full review
  • jessliberty17
    Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Lovely museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 10th November 2017
    Really nice building with well looked after gardens. Well laid out and there have been some amazing exhibitions here over the last few years. The only thing that lets it down is the cafe. The service... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
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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