Upcoming Events

Streatlam Castle Gallery Talk

17 January, 2.15

Streatlam Castle Gallery Talk

Join guest curator Jonathan Peacock for an informal insight into the current exhibition Streatlam Castle: Rediscover the home of John and Joséphine Bowes.

Wanted 5 families to take part in our Discover Family Arts Award

1 September, 10.00 - 4.00

Take part in this inspiring all day adventure, exploring the arts with The Bowes Museum. 
You will:
·        Explore the museum to identify different art forms
·        Find out about our Victorian founders John and Joséphine Bowes.
·        Visit the Clockwork Garden
·        Take part in printmaking at The Bowes Museum and be inspired by the Turkish Tulip collection.

From archaeology to portraits, all art forms are explored via a range of exciting activities, providing participatory fun and creativity for the whole family. All materials are provided including aprons for the messy bit.

Adults and children alike will be involved as they work together to complete their challenges and earn a family certificate.

Cost: Free with normal admission (max. 2 adults and 3 children)

Spaces are limited to 5 families, so book early to avoid disappointment! 
For more information and to book call 01833 694602 or email>


1 September, 10.30 - 4.00


Try a variety of Victorian themed crafts including writing with a dippy pen and learn how to make a proddy mat. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.


*Online booking closes the day before the event takes place. Call 01833 690606 to see if places are still available.
**Unless otherwise stated events are free with general admission and to Pass holders. Booking maybe required where requested.