The Bowes Museum

A magnificent Victorian building, opened 1892, its architecture influenced by French design. Exhibition programming includes displaying contemporary art forms celebrating diversity within the arts. 

The learning programme offers links to many curriculum areas, resources and activities for all ages focused on its permanent and temporary exhibitions. Prehistory to WW1 subjects are catered for along with art and design history and technique development. 

The Bowes has a dedicated Education department, with learning spaces for hands on workshops and for school groups to have sole use. The grounds of the Museum offer further inspiration and spaces to enjoy and relax. 

As well as a comprehensive workshop offer for groups, we can create bespoke curatorial talks, tours and workshops for specific projects including Arts Award. We will further support your school on its ArtsMark journey.

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  • Key Stage One
  • Key Stage Four
  • History
  • HE
  • Further Education
  • English
  • Early Years
  • Design and technology
  • Cross-curricular
  • County Durham
  • Art and design
  • SMSC
  • SEND
  • Out of school
  • Key Stage Two
  • Key Stage Three
  • Artsmark partner
  • Computing

Visitor Information

  • Newgate, Barnard Castle, Co.Durham, DL12 8NP
  • 01833 690606
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