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Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle Food and Drink, Just for Two, Family Friendly, Historic Britain, Great Outdoors

Welcome to The Bowes Museum, founded by John & Josephine Bowes in the 19th Century. Whether you are a returning visitor or new to the Museum, you will be impressed with the recently completed £12m transformation. The new suite of picture galleries is among the best in the UK, as is the stunning Fashion and Textile Gallery. There are also a wide range of events and family activities throughout the year, to complete the diverse exhibition programme. Visit the excellent Cafe Bowes and browse in the The Bowes Museum Shop. Explore the grounds with it's recent childrens adventure play area and woodland walks.

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The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, DL12 8NP


01833 690606

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