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July 2017

Turkish Tulips

July 29 - November 5
The Bowes Museum

An exquisite and engaging trail, linked to items from the Museum collection, viewed through the eyes of contemporary artist Gavin Turk in collaboration with other renowned British artists including Damien Hirst, Cornelia Parker, Sir Peter Blake, Fiona Banner, Matt Collishaw, Adam Dant and Yinka Shonibare MBE. In an interactive experience which challenges visitors to see things in new ways, the familiar becomes the unfamiliar as the tulip’s role in history is played out in a tale of romance, beauty, obsession,…

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The Clockwork Garden

July 29 - November 5
The Bowes Museum

A bewitching show promising a magical experience for all ages, offering hands-on activities for the young and the young-at-heart. Flying in from somewhere out in space, a mechanical seed has landed in our exhibition gallery to fill it with a beautiful, interactive exhibition. The seed needs to learn the secrets that make our earthly gardens full of life and beauty, so it can take them back to its own planet. This highly creative interactive adventure will beguile and enchant children…

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August 2017

Joséphine Bowes – The Woman of Fashion Celebrating 125 years of Her Museum

August 26, 2017 - January 7, 2018
The Bowes Museum

The Museum’s 125th anniversary celebrations continue with a new in-focus display in the award winning Fashion & Textile Gallery. The display pays tribute to founder Joséphine Bowes, who was a driving force behind the creation of The Bowes Museum, highlighting her influence as a socialite and devotee of fashion.

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October 2017

NADFAS Young Silversmith’s Chosen Collection

October 14, 2017 - January 21, 2018
The Bowes Museum

A stunning display of contemporary commissioned silverware, including a whisky jug inspired by the late musician Joe Cocker OBE, goes on show this autumn - the first time the objects will be seen in the North East of England. The exquisite pieces were created by second year jewellery and metalwork students of Sheffield Hallam University from 2004 to the present day, with the support of a bursary from NADFAS* (National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies) North East Area.

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Spook-Tacular Halloween Trail

October 14 - November 5
Thorp Perrow

Scary spooks and witches, ghosts and goblins in the ditches! Do you dare complete the spook-tacular Halloween Trail? £2 per child inc a gift. Standard entry charges apply. www.thorpperrow.com

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