The Bowes Museum

Darlington, United Kingdom


  • Barnard Castle
  • County Durham
  • Darlington DL12 8NP
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

10.00 ' 5.00 (4.00 1 Nov - 1 March)

Travel Information

Bus: Bus Services from Barnard Castle from Darlington (Arriva 75, 76 and 70), Bishop Auckland (Arriva 80) and Richmond (Arriva 79)
Train: 17 miles from Darlington rail station on the East coast main line.


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The Bowes Museum offers one of Britain's most fascinating museum experiences. Founded over 100 years ago, the magnificent building contains the greatest collection of European fine and decorative art in the North of England.
With a number of entertaining interactives and a programme of exhibitions it is a great day out for all the family.
Situated within beautiful grounds, the Museum has its own café and shop.

Exhibiting Artists