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The Bowes Museum

Following a £12million revamp, The Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle is a super
place for a family outing, whatever your age and whatever the weather! Our
friendly staff will welcome you to fresh new galleries, displayed in both
contemporary and traditional ways, events and exhibitions.

The Museum is full of fascinating and interesting exhibits, the most famous of
which is the Silver Swan. The swan, which was created over 200 years ago, is a
life-size musical automation which delights audiences with its daily

Built in the 19th century in the style of a French chateau, The Bowes Museum
now boasts a fabulous Fashion & Textile Gallery, Silver & Metals Gallery, and a
trio of amazing Picture Galleries. The latter are among the largest gallery
spaces in the UK and house the Museum's finest paintings.

The revamp also included a new education suite, with staff offering a wide
range of entertaining and informative activities and family fun days.

Surrounding the museum are beautiful gardens and acres of parkland , with room
to just stroll, picnic or be a little more energetic with one of our Bags of
Fun, available from reception for a refundable deposit. The grounds also
contain an outdoor Story Garden, with guest storytellers telling amazing tales
during the peak months.

Whether rain or sun, it's fun, fun, fun at the Bowes Museum!

The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle,
County Durham.
DL12 8NP
Baby Changing FacilitiesDisabled parking is availableDisabled Toilet FacilitiesVenue has liftVenue has a stair liftWheelchair AccessVenue has an audio loop

Service Hours:The Bowes Museum is open daily. Closed only 25 & 26 December & 1 January.Galleries & Exhibitions:10.00 - 5.00, Cafe Bowes10.00 - 4.30, Free entry Shop 11.00 - 4.45
Cost:The Bowes Museum is a registered charity. Adult £9.00, Concessions £8.00, Free entry to Children (under 16), Free entry to Carers . Admissions are donation inclusive and can be Gift Aided. For every £1 paid the Museum can reclaim 28p. If you are not a UK taxpayer or do not wish to make a charitable donation the admission prices are as follows: Adults £8.35, Concessions £7.45.
Restrictions:The Service is restricted to: All Areas.
Adult supervision required
Tel:01833 690606

Venue telephone: 01833 690606
Venue email: info@thebowesmuseum.org.uk
Venue website: http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/

For further information regarding this service, please use the service contact details given above.

If you are unable to find the information or advice you need from this website, please phone the Families Information Service on 0800 073 8800 or use the Families' Guidecontact us form and we will try to assist you further.

Parking: There is ample free parking on site, with coach and accessibility parking bays.