The Bowes Museum is a special place. Created by John and Joséphine Bowes 125 years ago to share their passion for art with the people of the North East, it’s a timeless celebration of love and creativity. Set in the historic market town of Barnard Castle in the breathtaking Durham Dales, surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland, it is an inspirational, intimate venue to relax and celebrate.
Our friendly wedding coordinator will support you to create your perfect day, and we only ever hold one wedding per day, offering exclusive use of the Museum after 5.00. We offer a range of exquisite rooms for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions, serving the best local produce prepared by our head chef.
All our business enterprises help to preserve the Museum for future generations, so when you make The Bowes Museum part of your love story you become a part of ours forever.