Row of Classic Cars parked on the terrace infornt of The Bowes Museum

Afternoon Tea, 15 August, 1.30pm, Adults £35.00, Friends £30.00
Enjoy a glass of Pimms in the beautiful Museum grounds before viewing this stunning exhibition, then discuss your favourite dresses with your friends over a afternoon tea in the opulent Jubilee Room

Summer School, 17, 24 August, 10.00 – 12.00, £30.00 per child for six sessions
Explore the Museum collection and try a variety of fun craft activities including clay work, printing and silk painting.. Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult. 

Toys from the Past – Family Fun Day, 18 August, 11.00 – 4.00 
Join this fun packed day of drop in fun for all the family. Activities include making a super sock puppet; making a pirate, soldier or princess – what will your peg doll become? - creating a pop up puppet to surprise your friends, and much more. You can also explore the Museum with a toy themed trial. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Simple Samplers, 19 August, 10.30 - 3.30

See some amazing samplers in the Museum collection and get stitching during this drop in workshop to create your own sampler bookmark to take home! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Helen Stephens Storytime,  20 August, 10.30 – 12.00 or 1.00 - 2.30, £4.00 per child 
Back by popular demand! Children’s author and illustrator Helen Stephens returns with a fun packed workshop. Listen to Helen reading some of her stories; learn tips on how to draw characters and make a simple craft linked to her picture book. Booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for the event.

Tour at The Bowes Museum, 20 August, 3.00, £20.00 (tickets limited)
As part of The Bowes Museum at Tennants series, we invite you to The Bowes Museum for a Ceramics Preview: A Tour of the Developing Galleries with Dr Howard Coutts, Keeper of Ceramics.  The afternoon begins with tea and scones followed by the tour.
From 5.00 you will be able to view the Yves Saint Laurent – Style is Eternal exhibition.
All tickets are available to purchase from The Garden Rooms reception 01969 621146

Film Nights at The Witham, 20, 21 & 27, 28 August, 7.30pm, £5.00 per ticket
Make the most of your visit to this show by combining it with a film...more

Lates! at The Bowes Museum, 20 August, 5.00 – 10.00, £28.00 Adult, £25.00 Friends
Experience the Museum and this exhibition after hours with a late bar and delicious food in Café Bowes...more


Prehistoric People Crafts, 21 August, 10.30 - 3.30 
Join this drop in session to explore the Prehistoric People exhibition and try making Stone, Bronze and Iron Age inspired creations to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Creative Cave Painting, 24 & 25 August, 10.30 - 3.30 
Mix your own cave paint and create your own cave painting in this fun drop in workshops. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Squirrel Hunt, 26 August, 10.00-11.30, 12.00-1.30 or 2.30-4.00, Suitable for 8 and under
Walk around the grounds of the Museum and learn about the different habitats which exist with a wildlife expert. See if you can spot a squirrel and then make a mask. This event is funded by the Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership. Booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Spectacular Silk Painting, 27 August, 10.00 - 12.00 or 1.00 - 3.00, £4.50 per child 
Explore the Museum’s collection and sketch your favorite object before turning it into a silk painting. Booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for the event.

Yves Saint Laurent, 28 August, 10.30-3.30
Try a selection of crafts linked to this stunning fashion exhibition. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the Conservation Studios, 9 September, 11.00
The Conservation Department is pleased to announce that they will be throwing open the studio doors to you for behind-the-scenes tours...more

Fashion Illustration, 12 September, 9.30 - 5.00, Adults £40.00, Friends £38.00
Join Freelance Fashion Illustrator Frances Moffat to learn how to produce your own mini portfolio fashion illustrations. The workshop will also provide advice on ‘getting started’, winning commissions and marketing your work. Includes morning refreshments, admission to exhibition and all materials.

Lates! at The Bowes Museum, 17 September, 5.00 – 10.00, £14.00 Adult, £12.00 Concessions
Come and experience the Museum and this exhibition after hours with a late bar and delicious food in Café Bowes...more

Knitted Fabric Design, 4 October, 10.00-1.30 & 1.00-4.30, Adults £32.00, Friends £29.00
Join knitwear designer Joan Murray to create your own fabric using a knitting machine to produce your own designs...more

Magnificent Millinery, 10 October, 10.00-5.00, Adults £82.00, Friends £79.00
Be inspired by the hats in the exhibition and make a small hat to take away with milliner Claire Spooner...more

Lates! at The Bowes Museum, 22 October, 5.00 – 10.00, £14.00 Adult, £12.00 Concessions
Come and experience the Museum and this exhibition after hours with a late bar and delicious food in Café Bowes...more

Salons, 22 October, 6.00, £25.00
Listen, discuss and debate current fashion design issues and share ideas with an ‘In Conversation With’ panel of well-known academics, journalists, curators and critics from the field of fashion design.

Filming Fashion: Fashioning Film, 24 October, 10.00 - 6.00, £65.00 per person
ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM
This symposium brings together scholars and practitioners to consider the dynamic, mutually reinforcing relationship between fashion and film...more

Toytastic, 26 October, 10.30 - 3.30
Join this drop in workshop to explore the Dolls, Bears and Robots gallery. Have a go at playing with some replica toys before making one to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Wild Animals - Family Fun Day, 27 October, 11.00 - 4.00 
Join in this action packed day of drop in fun for all the family. Meet an incredible range of friendly animals from Jay’s Animal Encounters including snakes, scorpions, spiders and much more! Paint a piece of aboriginal inspired artwork, make a paper chain ssssssnake, create a standing meerkat, design a wild animal mask and explore the Museum with a wild animal trail. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies. 

Halloween Crafts, 28, 29 & 30 October, 10.30 - 12.00 or 1.00 - 2.30, £4.00 per child 
Be brave and take part in these Halloween themed craft workshops. Booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for the event. 

Christmas Fun, 21 & 22 December, 10.30 – 12.00 or 1.00 - 2.30, £4.00 per child 
Get into the festive spirit by creating some wonderful crafts to make your Christmas Day extra special! Booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for the event.

Quilting with Pauline Burbidge, 3 - 5 March 2016, 10.00 - 4.30, £235.00 Adult,  £230.00 Friends
Join textile artist Pauline Burbidge at this 3 day non-residential workshop to learn a selection of design & printing techniques, including mono and cyanotype printing, and drawing with resistant fluid. There will be plenty of opportunity to experiment, incorporate your own individual style and discuss your aims for your future work with Pauline. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Includes lunch and refreshments. Suitable for participants of all abilities.

Talk with Pauline Burbidge, 6 March 2016, 11.00 Free with Admission
Join textile artist Pauline Burbidge to learn about the creative processes behind her current exhibition Quiltscapes and Quiltline. Booking required.