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AN OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT ON THE BOWES MUSEUM’S WW1 PROJECT

‘TO SERVE KING AND COUNTRY’

The Bowes Museum warmly welcomes everyone to come for a coffee and to hear short presentations on volunteers’ own research as part of the first three years of The Bowes Museum’s First World War Project.   


PAINTING THE THEATRE: GARRICK IN ACTION

PAINTING THE THEATRE: GARRICK IN ACTION

This special display at The Bowes Museum will celebrate England's best-known 18th century actor, David Garrick (1717-1779), to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth.


Only in England

25 February - 7 May 2017

Only in England

Moments in time captured through the lens of acclaimed British photographer Tony Ray-Jones are to go on show at The Bowes Museum in February 2017.


THE ALLURE OF NAPOLEON

Saturday 28 January – Sunday 19 March 2017

THE ALLURE OF NAPOLEON

Featuring outstanding artworks from The Bowes Museum’s extensive permanent collection, The Allure of Napoleon offers an opportunity to learn more about the Museum founders’ (John and Joséphine Bowes) interest in the Emperor and the age he defined.


Image and Subtance: St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child

Image and Subtance: St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce the opening of an in-focus display which celebrates the acquisition of a rare and outstanding painting.

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