Exhibitions Coming Soon...


Joséphine: The Woman of Fashion

Opens 26 August

Joséphine Bowes (1825 - 1874) was a very fashionable Parisian woman. Sadly, her wardrobe does not survive, except for two bodices and a blouse, but her dress bills and her fashion magazines remain. A selection of these will be shown with her clothes and some of her jewellery. A beautiful lilac evening bodice is to displayed for the first time with a matching skirt designed by Luca Costigliolo, for which he has made the crinoline and petticoat.


NADFAS Young Silversmith's Chosen Collection

14 October - 21 January 2018

Since 2003 the North east Area of The National Association of Decorative & Fine Art Societies (NADFAS) and Sheffield Decorative and Fine Art Society have sponsored a Sheffield Millennium Silversmiths' Bursery for students. This year this prestigious display will travel to the Museum, showing the winning contemporary pieces of drinking and pouring vessels.


New Light Prize Exhibition

18 November - 18 February 2018

Hotly tipped as one of the most exciting contemporary shows in the North, this selling exhibition offers a range of prizes for work by Northern artists, with the overall winner awarded the prestigious Valeria Sykes Award of £10,000.
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Streatlam Castle: Rediscover The Home Of John And Joséphine Bowes

25 November 2017 – 11 March 2018

In March 1959, the last remains of Streatlam Castle were blown up, destroying all traces of the stately home owned by the Bowes family for over 500 years. As part of The Bowes Museum’s 125th anniversary, this exhibition will recreate a detailed picture of the Castle and its contents as they would have been during John Bowes’ lifetime.
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The BFG in Pictures

14 July 2018 - 30 September 2018

The BFG in Pictures, which tours from the House of Illustration is an exhibition of original Quentin Blake illustrations, prepared for Roald Dahl’s classic story The BFG. The exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake, will contain 40 original artworks, including unpublished illustrations of The BFG.