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 the North’s Museum of Art, Fashion and Design.
Boasting some of the best examples of European ne 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. Acclaimed Exhibitions, including ‘Lego: Building The Bowes Museum’, a varied programme of events, Café Bowes and Shop make for a day out not to be missed.
Features & Accessibility
- Visit England VAQAS
- Accredited Museum
- Winter Opening
- Children’s Playground
- 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
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP
Covid-19 Update –
Closed until further notice.
Open daily 10am–5pm. Closed only 25 & 26 December & 1 January.
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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