Row of Classic Cars parked on the terrace infornt of The Bowes Museum

Antiques Fair, 11 & 12 October, 10.00 – 4.30, £5.00
Antiques enthusiasts will enjoy browsing and buying in the beautiful setting of the Museum’s picture galleries...more

The Wind in the Willows - Family Fun Day, 18 October, 1.00 - 4.00,
Be inspired by The Wind in the Willows and explore The Bowes Museum with a themed trail. Then create a mask, bookmark and finger puppet of your favorite character! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies. 

Songfest – Due Voci, 18 October, 7.30pm,
The first of a pair of concerts featuring international soprano Penelope Randall-Davis...more

Painting Workshop - Reinterpreting the Masters, 24 October, 10.00 – 4.00,
Practical painting led by artist Linda Birch...more

Wedding Wonder Show, 26 October, 10.30 - 4.00, Free Entry to Registered Guests
Featuring more than 45 superb exhibitors, a bridal fashion parade & dedicated venue decor & vintage areas. Visitors to the wedding fair receive free admission snd a free VIP goodie bag - register attendance to reserve yours at www.weddingwondershow.co.uk

WW1 Workshops, 27, 29 October, 10.30 - 12.00 or 1.00 - 2.30, £4.00 per child,
Learn about the impact of WW1 on The Bowes Museum and then see some artefacts, including a gift made by a soldier for his loved one, and then try making your own. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event. NB: Children must be aged 5+

Spooooooky Magic - Family Fun Day, 28 October, 11.00 - 4.00,
Come and join The Bowes Museum in this action packed day of drop in fun for all the family. See a magical magician perform, make your own wand and hat, create a pencil topper and explore the Museum with a spooooooky  trail. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Gallery Talk, 29 October, 18 November, 11 December, 27 January, 2.30
Join Véronique Gerard Powell, curator of the exhibition, to learn more about the six works on show.

Gallery Talk, 30 October, 20 November, 18 December 2014, 22 January, 12 February, 12 March, 9 April 2015, 2.30
Join the Museum’s Curator of Fashion & Textiles, Joanna Hashagen, for an introduction to this exhibition.

Halloween Crafts, 30, 31 October, 10.30 - 12.00 or 1.00 - 2.30, £4.00 per child,
Be brave and take part in this Halloween themed craft workshop. Create spooky finger puppets, floating ghosts and scary masks. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event.

Songfest – Autumn Mists, 1 November, 7.30pm, 
The second in a pair of concerts featuring Penelope Randall-Davis...more

Painting Workshop - Hard Lines, 17 November, 10.00 – 4.00,
Practical painting led by artist Linda Birch...more

Feathered Fairies – Workshop, 29 November 2014, 10.00 – 4.00, £20.00 per person (materials included).
Join textiles practitioner Beverley Peach to make Christmas fairies for tree or home using feathers and found and recycled materials.

Objects and Objectives in the Still-life Paintings of Juan van der Hamen, 11 December 2014, 6.00pm drinks reception followed by Lecture at 7.00pm
Dr Peter Cherry, Lecturer in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College, Dublin.

Christmas Market, 20 & 21 December, 10.00 – 4.00,
Everything you need for a delicious, hand-crafted Christmas. Enjoy hot food, take home local produce for your seasonal table, and buy truly unique gifts from a selection of stalls. Live music from local bands and choirs, children’s activities and Santa’s grotto complete the magical atmosphere of this wonderful festive event which takes place in the Museum grounds.

Attitudes towards Spanish Sculpture in the 19th Century, 15 January 2015, 6.00pm Drinks reception followed by Lecture at 7.00pm
Dr Marjorie Trusted FSA, Senior Curator of Sculpture, V & A Museum.

Cornelius Johnson’s Portrait of Peter Courthope, 11 February, 2.30, £11.00 Adult, £10.00 Concession/Friend of The Bowes Museum
Join Professor Karen Hearn to learn about one of Julian Opie’s favourite painters, Cornelius Johnson, who portrayed many famous British figures including Charles I. 

Birds Galore – Family Fun Day, 17 February, 11.00 – 4.-00
During this Family Fun Day you will learn about different types of birds, explore the Museum with a themed trail and create wonderful bird inspired crafts to take home! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Jays Animal Encounters, 18 & 20 February,  0.00, 11.00, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30,  £5.00 per child
Back by popular demand! Jay will return to The Bowes Museum with a selection of wonderful creatures including tarantulas, snakes and scorpions. During this bookable workshop children will be able to handle the animals and learn interesting facts about these marvellous creatures before creating a piece of artwork to take home. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for the event.

Gallery Talk, 18 February, 3 & 26 March 2015, 2.30
Join the Museum’s Curator of Ceramics, Dr. Howard Coutts, for an introduction to this exhibition.

Chinese New Year Crafts, 19 February, 11.00 – 4.00
Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with Lip Lee in this fun drop in workshop.Have a go making puppets, bookmarks, and even try origami! Children must be accompanied byan adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Duchess, Dogs, Detroit and Dragons, Handles and Cherrypickers – patterned travels in the archives of an industry, 24 February 2015, 2.30,  £11.00 Adult, £10.00 Concession/Friend of The Bowes Museum
Join Paul Scott in examining some of the extraordinary journeys his work has taken, from dusty archives to museums, contemporary art collections, a sculpture park, architectural installations and other distant realisations around the globe.

On the Darkened Wing, 13 March, 7.00, The Witham, Barnard Castle, £5.00 Adult, £3.00 Concession/Child
A contemporary dance performance by Fertile Ground, with costumes by students from Cleveland College of Art & Design.

Fabulous Feather Fascinators & Corsages, 14 March, 10.00 – 4.00, £50.00 Adult, £48.00 Concession/Friend of The Bowes Museum (materials included)
Join milliner Claire Spooner for a fun & relaxed workshop, using fabulous feathers to make a fascinator (on a comb or headband) and a corsage. Enjoy getting creative whilst learning some basic millinery techniques along the way. 

Feathers Galore! 30 & 31 March, 10.00 - 3.00
Take part in this fun drop in workshop and look at the fabulous feather creations in the Birds of Paradise exhibition before making a feather bird mask to take home! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.