The Bowes Museum, County Durham

This year sees The Bowes Museum celebrate its 125th anniversary.

The Bowes Museum, County Durham

This year sees The Bowes Museum celebrate its 125th anniversary.

Offering one of Britain’s most fascinating museum experiences and home to the most important collection of European fine and decorative arts in the North of England. Paintings by Van Dyck, Goya, El Greco, Canaletto, Gainsborough and other old masters can be found in impressive galleries alongside iconic objects such as the Silver Swan musical automaton, textiles, fashion, silver & metals, ceramics and furniture. The permanent collections are complemented by an acclaimed exhibition programme of which in 2017 includes Only in England, Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action, The Clockwork Garden and Turkish Tulips. Situated in beautiful gardens and parkland, the Museum offers excellent dining in Café Bowes, and a gift shop.

Gallery

Features & Accessibility

  • Visit England VAQAS
  • Accredited Museum
  • Winter Opening
  • Children’s Playground
  • Tearoom
  • Group Visits
  • Dogs welcome on leads (grounds only)
  • Facilities for wheelchair users & those with limited mobility
  • Facilities for visual impairments
  • Facilities for auditory impairments

The Bowes Museum

Contact

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP

01833 690606

www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Opening times

Open daily 10am–5pm. Closed only 25 & 26 December & 1 January.

Directions

Just off the A66, 13 miles west of Scotch Corner/A1 interchange, in the Pennines in the North of England. 17 miles from Darlington Train Station.

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