The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum offers an ongoing programme of exhibitions to complement the display of its permanent collections. These range from major blockbusters often curated by staff, here at the Museum, to touring exhibitions and works on loan from other institutions.

‘Burning Belief’ By Anthony Clark A.R.C.A
27 February – 1 May 2016
Featuring over 50 paintings, drawings and etchings by the renowned artist Anthony Clark...more


Bill Chaytor: Reflections in Silver
30 April - 20 July 2016

This special display showcases a number of works by renowned local silversmith, Bill Chaytor. A local artist, Bill has taken inspiration from the magnificent countryside of the North-East.  As the artist says,
‘From early childhood I have lived in the countryside with nature’s bounty all around me. Growing up in remote Coverdale my playground was the dales around my home where, with my talented artist mother’s encouragement, I learned to observe the natural world keenly.’

This display features a menagerie of birds and animals among spoons, chalices, tumblers and other religious pieces, his most recent being the Bishop’s crozier and three butterflies.

200th Anniversary Of Battle Of Waterloo
June - 
To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a group of volunteers and students, supported by staff at The Bowes Museum, have curated a display showing...more

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