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The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Newgate, Barnard Castle
County Durham, DL12 8NP

A magnificent French ch√Ęteau, housing collections of fine & decorative arts, fashion & textiles.

To advance the public's education and understanding of art, craft, design and history, in particular but not exclusively by acquiring, operating and maintaining The Bowes Museum, its collections and associated grounds at Barnard Castle, County Durham.

Why the community needs us

To involve communities with exhibitions, events and a vibrant education programme, it is a unique facility for local schools to access high quality collections and educational expertise. The conservation team support smaller institutions in the area and share knowledge and skills to the large number of volunteers. The park is used by both local residents and visitors and the Museum is a major component of the local economy and is an iconic landmark in Upper Teesdale.

Our impact on the community

It is sometimes forgotten that The Bowes Museum is a charity and that it relies on funding and donations in order to continue its care for the collections, building and grounds as well as striving to display a rich and diverse exhibition and education programmes. Your help will aid the Museum to continue to develop its education and conservational activities and to help safe guard the building, collections and park for future generations.

The Bowes Museum projects

Our supporters

Jane Whittaker
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
01/08/2014
£10
Caroline Peacock
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
01/08/2014
£10
Jane Whittaker
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
03/07/2014
£10
Caroline Peacock
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
03/07/2014
£10
Darren Stirk
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
18/06/2014
£10
Jane Whittaker
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
03/06/2014
£10
Caroline Peacock
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
03/06/2014
£10
Darren Stirk
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
16/05/2014
£10

Our fundraisers

Charity information

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP
Link to our website


Tel 01833 690 606
Registered charity no. 1079639

Causes that concern us:
🎀   Arts
🎀   Culture & Heritage
🎀   Education & Training

Validated by:
Localgiving Foundation
Established in: 2000
Turnover: £1 million - £5 million
Committee members: 15
Full time staff: 39
Part time staff: 26
Volunteers & helpers: 90

What your gift could provide

£10

Snacks for our mums and toddlers group

£50

Three hours of painting conservation

£100

The Bowes Museum Library and Archive to be resourced for one day

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