The Bowes Museum, County Durham

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

The first sight of this French style château, just 13 miles off Scotch Corner, never fails to astonish.

Purpose built in the 19th Century by businessman John Bowes and his French wife Joséphine, it’s one of the most important museums outside London. Boasting some of the best examples of European fine and decorative arts in the UK, including masterpieces by Canaletto, Goya and El Greco there are stunning galleries dedicated to Fashion & Textiles, Silver & Metals, British Decorative Arts and Ceramics. An acclaimed exhibition programme, including ‘Catwalking – Six Decades in Fashion’, a varied programme of events, Café Bowes and Shop make for a day out not to be missed.

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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