Offering one of Britain’s most fascinating museum experiences, The Bowes Museum is home to one of the most important collections of European fine and decorative arts in the North of England. Situated in beautiful gardens and parkland, the Museum offers excellent dining and a gift shop.
Paintings by Old Masters can be found alongside iconic objects such as the Silver Swan musical automaton, textiles, fashion, silver and metals, ceramics and furniture. The permanent collections are complemented by an acclaimed exhibition programme which for 2019 includes: Sold! The Great British Antiques Story; Lego: Building The Bowes Museum: The Power and The Virtue & Norman Cornish.