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The Bowes Museum is a museum in Durham. The museum features exhibits related to: social history, literature, decorative and applied art, coins and medals, personalities, archives, music, religion, weapons and war, natural sciences, toys and hobbies, fine art, archaeology, costume and textiles and photography. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: paintings by josephine bowes, portrait of josephine bowes, portrait of john bowes, designated collection, revolving band clock, clockwork toys, japanese tiger, silver swan, pease train, james cox, canaletto, el greco, giordano, tiepolo, boucher, turner and goya.

The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle
DL12 8NP Barnard Castle

Museum type(s)

Art & Design



Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm

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0 - 4 Free
60 and over £12.00
National Art Pass Free
Adults £14.00
Students £6.00
Family A £16.00
Family B £30.00


Young People (under 18 - day entry only): £5.00

Family A ticket: 1 Adult (Up to 4 Children Under 18)
Family B ticket: 2 Adults (Up to 4 Children U...

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  • Coffee

  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible


Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle, England


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