Named after its founders, John & Joséphine Bowes, this fascinating French–style château building opened to the public in 1892. Today, the newly transformed Museum has more than ever for you to enjoy.
Complementing the Museum’s collection of European fine and decorative art and its romantic history is a varied programme of exhibitions, all taking place in a stunning setting.
A varied programme of scintillating Christmas activities celebrates the festive season at The Bowes Museum. Ranging from a popular annual market, to Santa’s enchanted wonderland grotto, the events promise something magical for all the family.