The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum
Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP
  • Telephone 01833 690606
  • Opening times Daily 10am–5pm.
  • Bar open 11am-5pm
  • Box office times 11am–5pm
  • Admission Adult £10.50; Concessions £9.50; Students £6 on production of student card; Six-month Pass £16; Members, under 16s and accompanying carers free.
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  • Website www.bowesmuseum.org.uk
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The BFG In Pictures

The BFG in Pictures, which tours from the House of Illustration is an exhibition of original Quentin Blake illustrations, prepared for Roald Dahl's classic story The BFG. The exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake, will contain 40 original artworks, including unpublished illustrations of The BFG.

Sat 14 Jul

£14 / 01833 690606

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 15 Jul

£14 / 01833 690606

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 16 Jul

£14 / 01833 690606

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 76 more dates until 30 Sep

Bfg Puppets

Look at the amazing Quentin Blake illustrations in The BFG in Pictures exhibition before creating your own Big Friendly Giant or Sophie puppet to take home! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Wed 1 Aug

Times vary / £5–£14 / 01833 690606

Thu 2 Aug

Times vary / £5–£14 / 01833 690606

Castle Players: Macbeth

The Castle Players' outdoor summer production of Macbeth at The Bowes Museum.There is a 30-minute interval at each performance, expected finish time is 10:30pm.You can pay for a reduced price programme when ordering tickets. You will receive a voucher to exchange for the programme at the performance.Booking fees apply to…

Tue 10 Jul

£12 / 01833 690606

Wed 11 Jul

£19 / 01833 690606

Thu 12 Jul

£19 / 01833 690606

…and 2 more dates until 14 Jul

Catwalking: Fashion Through The Lens

The highlight of 2018 places fashion centre-stage at The Bowes Museum once again. This exclusive show features striking images by the king of catwalk photography, Chris Moore. Presenting over 200 of stunning photographs from leading designer catwalk shows - many of which have been previously unseen.

Sat 7 Jul

£14 / 01833 690606

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 8 Jul

£14 / 01833 690606

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 9 Jul

£14 / 01833 690606

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 181 more dates until 6 Jan 2019

Dream Jars Galore!

See the fantastic Quentin Blake illustrations in The BFG in Pictures exhibition before creating your own dream jar to take home! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Wed 15 Aug

Times vary / £5–£14 / 01833 690606

Thu 16 Aug

Times vary / £5–£14 / 01833 690606

Giant Cut And Stick!

View The BFG in Pictures exhibition and have some GIANT cut and stick fun creating a collage of the Big Friendly Giant – the completed artwork will be displayed in the Museum! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Fri 17 Aug

£5–£14 / 01833 690606

Go wild! Family Fun Day

Find your inner beast and let your imagination run wild in this fun drop in session. Join in with this animal themed day, who will you be? King of the jungle or a beautiful butterfly? Who knows who or what you will meet! Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission applies.

Wed 22 Aug

£5–£14 / 01833 690606

I is a Big Friendly Giant

Become The BFG and bring the story to life by creating your very own Big Friendly Giant ears and dream horn! In addition, explore the original illustrations from the book in The BFG in Pictures exhibition. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Fri 3 Aug

£5–£14 / 01833 690606

Jonathan Yeo: Skin Deep

This UK exclusive exhibition is an exploration of the processes involved in cosmetic surgery, what it tells us about an individual's self-image, perceived cultural ideals of beauty, and the psychology behind an endless search for perfection.

Fri 25 May

£14 / 01833 690606

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 May

£14 / 01833 690606

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 May

£14 / 01833 690606

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 21 more dates until 17 Jun

The Majestic May Family Fun Day

Bonjour! Celebrating *Queen Victoria in Paris, *climb aboard for our journey to France during this drop in session. Take part in our French inspired day, the home of our beloved founder Josephine Bowes. Let’s see who can build the tallest Eiffel Tower! Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission…

Thu 31 May

£5–£14 / 01833 690606

Model Making Fun!

Join us and be inspired by The BFG in Pictures exhibition to create a large 3D model street complete with a Big Friendly Giant! – the completed artwork will be displayed in the Museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Tue 28 Aug

Times vary / £5–£14 / 01833 690606

Wed 29 Aug

Times vary / £5–£14 / 01833 690606

Thu 30 Aug

Times vary / £5–£14 / 01833 690606

Fri 31 Aug

Times vary / £5–£14 / 01833 690606

Queen Victoria in Paris

An exhibition with 44 watercolours portraying the Queen's state visit to Paris in 1855.

Fri 25 May

Included in admission / 01926 645 500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 May

Included in admission / 01926 645 500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 May

Included in admission / 01926 645 500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 29 more dates until 25 Jun

Spooky Family Fun Day

Trick or Treat! Halloween excitement for all the family, come and make a witch’s broom, create a potion and take part in the magician trail during this drop in session. Lots of crafty activities to keep you out of mischief! Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission applies.

Thu 25 Oct

£5–£14 / 01833 690606

Summer Sun Family Fun Day

Hurrah! Holiday time begins so come and celebrate with us throughout the Museum and in the grounds during this drop in session. Look out for our festivity tent filled with crafts galore, sparkles and sprinkles, a delight for all. Bring a picnic! Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission applies.

Wed 25 Jul

£5–£14 / 01833 690606

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