Opening Hours & Admission
The Bowes Museum is open daily. Closed only 25 & 26 December & 1 January.
Galleries & Exhibitions
10.00 – 5.00
Our Silver Swan automaton plays every day at 2.00.
Admission Price valid from April 22nd 2011
£5.00 Students (on production of Student Card)
£14.00 6 Month Admission Pass* Click here to buy online
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 (click here for more information)
£7.00 (prebooked groups of 12+)
Café Bowes (click here for more information)
10.00 – 4.30
Shop (click here for more information) Café Bowes is being re-decorated 13 - 18 May. A reduced offer of refreshments will be available in the Jubilee Room during this time.
11.00 – 4.45
Reading Room - will be closed on Tuesday 12 November and between Christmas and the New Year
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The Reference Library and Archives, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NP.
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
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