Silver fish which swim amongst the glass rods around the Silver Swan
The Bowes Museum is open daily. Closed only 25 & 26 December & 1 January.

Galleries & Exhibitions
10.00 – 5.00


Admission Price
Admission includes entry to all temporary exhibitions. Children go free.
£9.50 Adults
£8.50 Concessions

£5.00 Students (on production of Student Card)

£14.00 6 Month Admission Pass*

Free entry to holders of the Great British Heritage Pass; National Art Pass (on production of membership card)

Free entry to the Friends of The Bowes Museum.

Free entry to Children (under 16)

Free entry to Accompanying Carers


Groups
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£7.00 (prebooked groups of 12+)


Café Bowes
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Free entry
Monday - Saturday 9.00 – 4.30
Sunday 10.00 - 4.30


Shop  (click here for more information)
Free entry, 11.00 - 4.45

Reading Room

Free entry - Please note that the reading room will be closed to visitors from the week beginning 22 December until 13 January.

Operating on a two-week rota, opening times will be Tuesdays 10.30 – 4.00 & Wednesdays 10.30 – 1.00, alternating with Wednesdays 1.30 – 4.00 & Thursdays 10.30 – 4.00.
Anyone wishing to access the new facility is advised to make an appointment, which will also enable them to check that we hold the relevant material they seek. To book call 01833 690606 ext 208, email libraryandarchives@thebowesmuseum.org.uk or write to The Reference Library and Archives, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NP.

Temporary Closure of Ceramics Gallery
Over the winter months, The Bowes Museum will be working on plans to  refurbish the Ceramics gallery. This aim of this programme of work will be to improve accessibility to the Museum’s large and important collection of Ceramics and increase visitors’ enjoyment of it. 

The current galleries will be closed in two phases, from 10 November and from 1 December until further notice, to allow time to temporarily pack the collections away and undertake refurbishment work in the galleries. 

We aim to keep disruption to a minimum we thank you for your patience during these exciting times.For further details contact info@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

The Bowes Museum is a registered charity. Admissions are donation inclusive and can be Gift Aided. For every £1.00 paid the Museum can reclaim 28p. If you are not a UK taxpayer or do not wish to make a charitable donation the admission prices are as follows: Adults £8.50, Concessions £7.70, 6 Month Admission Pass £12.50.

*Not transferable, pass holders must sign in on each return visit to prove their identity. Pass valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Pass valid for normal museum opening hours only. No refunds. Full terms & conditions can be viewed here.