Exhibitions Coming Soon...


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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A Portrait of Place

10 February - 13 May 2018

A series of our overlay, pushed bowl forms, with colours moving through the seasons, exploring the landscape of Teesdale & The Bowes Museum.


Jonathan Yeo: Skin Deep

10 March – 17 June 2018

In this UK exclusive, Yeo - acclaimed worldwide for his depictions of public figures including Dennis Hopper, Nicole Kidman, Cara Delevingne, Damien Hirst, Malala Yousafzai, Tony Blair, and members of the Royal family - explores the processes involved in cosmetic surgery, what it tells us about an individual’s self-image, perceived cultural ideals of beauty, and the psychology behind an endless search for perfection.


Queen Victoria in Paris

24 March - 24 June 2018

The Museum is one of only four venues in the UK – and the only one in the North of England - to stage Queen Victoria in Paris, an exhibition of watercolours commissioned by the monarch as a souvenir of her momentous 10-day state visit to Paris in August 1855.
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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 The exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake, will contain 40 original artworks, including unpublished illustrations of The BFG.