The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum

This magnificent museum has undergone a major transformation, creating a stunning 21st century visitor attraction in beautiful grounds. The silver swan automaton is a must see!


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.

There is car parking, disabled access, pushchair access and accessible toilets.

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Use the link below to view the visit and explore map, and discover walks, trails, activities and more across the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark.

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