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Art Editorial

rsz_blimey_1.jpg Bowes Museum Reopening

The trustees of The Bowes Museum are delighted to announce the Museum will reopen at 10am on Saturday 1 August.


Visitors will be able to enjoy the hugely popular Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection exhibition until 17 January 2021, Pre-Raphaelite KnightsReinventing the Medieval World until the end of September and also blimey!Lucretia, with an exciting programme of workshops for families on offer throughout the summer holidays.

There will be numerous hand sanitisation stations around the Museum and gardens with lots of reminders to respect social distancing.  They have undertaken a deep clean of the Museum and have an enhanced regular cleaning regime in place. Lifts are only to be used by households needing help to access the upper floors of the Museum.

There will be restricted access to areas, exhibitions or artefacts where social distancing cannot be maintained. So, the red Ceramics Gallery and Silver Swan performances have been affected.  We will have film of the Silver Swan on show in the Silver & Metals gallery.


The Bowes Museum shop and Café Bowes will be open with access to the café directly from the gardens on the right-hand side of the building.  

Entry has to be booked before you visit on www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk, or by telephoning the Museum, 01833690606.