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It’s been delighting visitors for more than 100 years, and now a £12m revamp has transformed The Bowes Museum into a must see 21st Century place to visit.A romantic history, stunning galleries, great location, fine dining, top class exhibitions...more
All reviews french chateau bowes museum silver swan automaton fine art eclectic collection well worth a visit purpose built bowes family mechanical swan french style el greco on display yves saint laurent fashion exhibition works of art beautiful building lovely grounds
I've been so lucky, it's always been beautiful weather when I visit, which emphasises the grandeur of the place. Went to see the Charlotte Hodes exhibition before it finished, and was not disappointed. It also gave us chance to look closer at the stunning permanent...More
The grounds and cafe are free to enter but it is expensive to visit the museum. Some people might think it is reasonable for the museum depending on what you like to look at.well worth a visit just to see the impressive building
This venue deserves the highest praise for the quality and presentation of food served in what is much more than a coffee shop. We visited the museum as a party on 6 adults and 2 children and thought we would perhaps have a simple late...More
I have to say that I arrived not knowing what the Bowes Museum was. I thought it was an old stately home from an aristocratic family. I guess I should have done my homework. Despite that, I was pleasantly surprised at the history and story...More
I haven't been here in years, however The catwalk exhibition lured me back :) Went with American friends and they were blown away. The silver swan is great. Beautiful.More
Date of experience: January 2019
Leo R, Marketing Assistant at The Bowes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, we are delighted that your group decided to spend the day at The Bowes Museum to celebrate! It’s great to hear that you were able to enjoy our exhibition, Catwalking and...More
opulent collectors' dream of pictures, ceramics and metalware. This purpose-built museum by family connections of the Queen Mother's housed an astonishing collection of a lifetime's passion for the arts. I loved the tribute to the soldiers of WW1 and the Roll of Honour and could...More
Large museum on the outskirts of Barnard Castle, interesting range of exhibits and friendly and informative staff. The swan is a "must" if you can be there at the right time of day. The museum stands in extensive gardens, good for walks on a nice...More
Not far from the A1 at Scotch corner and well worth a visit if you have 2-3 hours to spare.
It is £14 pp or £12 pp for concessions. It is based upon a personal collection of a Victorian couple, housed in a beautiful purpose...More
Bowes museum fantastic been many times. Always something interesting going on at Bowes Museum.You have to go there in fact its a must.
Being a senior you get cheaper entry and the ticket lasts for a year with nothing more to pay .