Discover the romantic history, beautiful setting and wonderful collections of The Bowes Museum. The amazing collection of European fine and decorative art is complemented by major exhibitions, while our ever-expanding programme of indoor and outdoor events offers something of interest for everyone. Enjoy your visit!
The recently transformed Museum houses fine art, textiles, dress, silver & metals, ceramics, furniture, toys and local history.
Fashion & Textiles
View the extensive permanent collection alongside superb exhibitions in this award-winning gallery, combining historic collections with contemporary design.
View a Masterpiece
Get close to some of the world’s finest paintings by artists such as Canaletto, Goya, El Greco and Turner. Don’t miss the Silver Swan musical automaton.
The Library & Archives include reference books on art and local history, the Founders’ bills and correspondence from the mid 19th century.
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The Bowes Museum - 2016