Silver fish which swim amongst the glass rods around the Silver Swan

The Bowes Museum is open daily. Closed only 25 & 26 December & 1 January.

Please note that on October 4th the 19th Century Picture Gallery will be closed from 1pm for a wedding. 

Antiques and Fine Art Fair

Please note that  on October 9th and 10th the 2nd Floor Picture Galleries will be closed to allow for the set up of the Antiques and Fine Art Fair. The central gallery will open briefly on each day for viewing of The Silver Swan, which will play at 2pm on 9th October, and at the later time of 3pm on 10th October.

The Antiques and Fine Art Fair will take place on 11th and 12th October 2014, during which time the picture galleries will be open, however due to the positioning of stalls, the viewing of the paintings will be significantly restricted. The Silver Swan will play at 2pm during the fair.

From 9th-12th October, Visitor Admission will be reduced to £5 per person to reflect these restrictions. Thank you for your understanding.

Galleries & Exhibitions
10.00 – 5.00


Admission Price

£9.50 Adults
£8.50 Concessions

£5.00 Students (on production of Student Card)

£14.00 6 Month Admission Pass*

Free entry to holders of the Great British Heritage Pass; National Art Pass (on production of membership card)

Free entry to the Friends of The Bowes Museum.

Free entry to Children (under 16)

Free entry to Accompanying Carers


Groups
 (click here for more information)
£7.00 (prebooked groups of 12+)


Café Bowes
(click here for more information)
Free entry
Monday - Saturday 9.00 – 4.30
Sunday 10.00 - 4.30


Shop  (click here for more information)
Free entry, 10.00 - 4.45

Reading Room

Free entry

Operating on a two-week rota, opening times will be Tuesdays 10.30 – 4.00 & Wednesdays 10.30 – 1.00, alternating with Wednesdays 1.30 – 4.00 & Thursdays 10.30 – 4.00.
Anyone wishing to access the new facility is advised to make an appointment, which will also enable them to check that we hold the relevant material they seek. To book call 01833 690606 ext 208, email libraryandarchives@thebowesmuseum.org.uk or write to The Reference Library and Archives, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NP.

Current Rota:

Date

Time

Wednesday 27 August

1.30-4.00

Thursday  28 August

10.30-4.00

Tuesday 2 September

10.30-4.00

Wednesday 3 September

10.30-1.00

Wednesday 10 September

1.30-4.00

Thursday 11 September

10.30-4.00

Tuesday  16 September

10.30-4.00

Wednesday 17 September

10.30-1.00

Wednesday 24 September

1.30-4.00

Thursday 25 September

10.30-4.00

Tuesday 30 September

10.30-4.00

Wednesday 1 October

10.30-1.00

Wednesday 8 October

1.30-4.00

Thursday 9 October

10.30-4.00

Tuesday 14th October

10.30-4.00

Wednesday 15th October

10.30-1.00

Wednesday 22  October

1.30-4.00

Thursday 23 October

10.30-4.00

Tuesday 28 October

10.30-4.00

Wednesday 2 9 October

10.30-1.00

Wednesday 5th November

1.30-4.00

Thursday 6th November

10.30-4.00

Tuesday 11 November

10.30-4.00

Wednesday 12 November

10.30-1.00

Wednesday 19 November

1.30-4.00

Thursday 20 November

10.30-4.00

Tuesday 25 November

10.30-4.00

Wednesday  26 November

10.30-1.00

Wednesday 3 December

1.30-4.00

Thursday 4 December

10.30-4.00

Tuesday  9 December

10.30-4.00

Wednesday 10 December

10.30-1.00



The Bowes Museum is a registered charity. Admissions are donation inclusive and can be Gift Aided. For every £1.00 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 £8.50, Concessions £7.70, 6 Month Admission Pass £12.50
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*Not transferable, pass holders must sign in on each return visit to prove their identity. Pass valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Pass valid for normal museum opening hours only. No refunds. Full terms & conditions can be viewed here.