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 The Bowes Museum

This magnificent museum has undergone a major transformation, creating a stunning 21st century visitor attraction in beautiful grounds. 

It contains a wonderful collection of fine and decorative arts housed in an array of stunning new galleries. Exhibitions, guided tours, family activities, fine dining and shopping add up to a wonderful day out. 


Visit the popular Café Bowes and shop and explore the beautiful gardens and parkland.

Opening times

  • Open daily 10am-5pm. Closed 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan

Entrance fees

  • £9 adults, £8 concessions, children free (under 16), carers free. Six months pass £12
  • Free access to Café Bowes, shop and grounds
  • Admissions are donation inclusive and can be Gift Aided
View of the exterior of the Bowes Museum