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The Bowes Museum

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

A magnificent French château, housing collections of fine & decorative arts, fashion & textiles.

To advance the public's education & understanding of art, craft, design & history, in particular but not exclusively by acquiring, operating & maintaining The Bowes Museum, its collections & associated grounds at Barnard Castle, County Durham. Until June 2016, we have the opportunity to create a Catalyst Endowment of £1m which will be matched £1 for £1 by the DCMS & Heritage Lottery Fund. Your donation will give support towards securing the future of the Museum for the next 100 years & beyond.

Why the community needs us

The Museum offers visitors & the local community a vibrant exhibition programme, bringing objects & exhibitions of national & international significance to the North East. Schools have access to high quality art & educational expertise & the conservation team supports smaller institutions in the area & cares for our own collections for future generations to enjoy. The landscaped park is used by many & the Museum contributes to the local rural economy & is an iconic landmark in Upper Teesdale.

Our impact on the community

It is sometimes forgotten that The Bowes Museum is a charity & that it relies on funding & donations to care for the collections, building & grounds as well as striving to display a rich & diverse exhibition & education programme. Your donation to the Catalyst Endowment will enable it to continue to operate as a world class institution & develop its exhibitions, education programme & conservation, & achieve its aim to become a centre of research & excellence, & an amazing destination for all.

The Bowes Museum projects

Our supporters

Jane Whittaker
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
03/12/2014
£10
Caroline Peacock
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
03/12/2014
£10
Caroline Peacock
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
02/12/2014
£10
Jane Whittaker
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
03/11/2014
£10
Caroline Peacock
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
03/11/2014
£10
Anonymous
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
01/11/2014
£10
Jane Whittaker
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
02/10/2014
£10
Caroline Peacock
I made a donation to The Bowes Museum
02/10/2014
£10

Our fundraisers

Charity information

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP
Tel 01833 690 606
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Registered charity no. 1079639

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

Validated by:
Localgiving Foundation
Established in: 2000
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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