Upcoming Events


Celebrate 125 Years Of The Bowes Museum

10 June, 10.00 – 6.00, £2.50 per adult, free for accompanied children

Celebrate 125 Years Of The Bowes Museum

Join us as we mark our anniversary with a day of festivities for all the family in the Museum and grounds to commemorate this milestone in our history.


Painting workshop - Colour Themed Paintings

12 June, 10.00 – 4.30, £35 Adult, £33 FOBM, inc. morning refreshments

Painting workshop - Colour Themed Paintings

Join artist Linda Birch to explore painting with new and limited colour combinations. Many of the best paintings are those with a limited number of colours (for example Thomas Girtin only used five). 

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CVAC Study Day St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child: Constructing Narratives

19 June, 10.00 - 6.00, Free to CVAC Members, £15.00 Adults, £7.50 Students / Concession

CVAC Study Day St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child: Constructing Narratives

This interdisciplinary study day aims to look at the painting Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child in the broad context of visual culture: exploring sainthood and investigating visual representations of sanctity, looking at perspective, with a particular attention to interior and architecture in early modern Europe, and analysing identity and self-imagery. 


Richard III and the Wider World

28 June, 10.30 – 3.00, £3.00, inc. light refreshments

Richard III and the Wider World

Richard III and historical enthusiasts are invited to a varied programme of talks looking at the Northern attitude towards the King; 15th century Netherlands; dress of differing social levels in medieval society, and continental art at the royal court. Booking required.


Part of Cartas and Charters Family Fun Day

1 July, 10.00 - 4.30 (at Durham Cathedral)

Part of Cartas and Charters Family Fun Day

Join The Bowes Museum Education Team to learn about the recently acquired masterpiece St. Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child by Dieric Bouts. There will be craft activities, talks and videos to illuminate the story and techniques behind this important work.


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