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

Gallery Talk, 16 September, 2.30,
Join the Museum’s Keeper of Fine Art, Emma House, to learn the story behind the current Shafts of Light exhibition.

Painting Workshop – Sun, Wind and Rain - watercolours of David Cox, 26 September, 10.00 – 4.00,
Practical painting led by artist Linda Birch...more

Lates at The Bowes Museum, 26 September, 6.00 - 10.00,
Back due to popular demand, come and experience the Museum after hours at the first of this series of Late Night openings...more

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. Brought to you by the prestigious Galloway Antiques Fairs, there will be pieces to suit every budget. Addison’s auctioneers will be on hand to value your antiques, so bring along your favourite items or find some new treasures.

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

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.

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

Christmas Market, 20 & 21 December, 10.00 – 4.00
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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.

Birds Galore – Family Fun Day, 17 Feb, 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 Feb,  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.

Chinese New Year Crafts, 19 Feb, 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.

Feathers Galore! 30 & 31 Mar, 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.