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.

Common Grounds: Lace Drawn from the Everyday
2 May - 21 June 2015

An installation of light sensitive drawings by artist Sarah Casey which literally bring to light hidden aspects of the Museum’s Blackborne Lace Collection...more

Prehistoric People
2 May - 27 September
Over 700,000 years of history in one gallery! Explore what life was like in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Costumes, interactives and craft activities make this exhibition suitable for the whole family...more

Milk Snatcher, Gerald Scarfe - The Thatcher Drawings
14 March - 7 June 2015
A remarkable exhibition featuring Gerald Scarfe’s drawings of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher...more

Horses & Hunting
16 March 2014 - May 2015
A fascinating display on Victorian hunting, horse breeding and racing, assembled by volunteers from the Archive and Library...more

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For past exhibitions click here.