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The Bowes Museum

Newgate | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8NP, England
+44 1833 690606
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Well worth a visit

Good value for money, great architecture, free carparking from which you can walk through the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
A day out with family

A very intersting museum and if the weather is nice some good gardens. The Silver Swan is operated... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Newgate | Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle DL12 8NP, England
+44 1833 690606
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good value for money, great architecture, free carparking from which you can walk through the grounds into town. Tennis courts available to use at £6 from 9-5pm. Spent about 90 minutes looking around the house.

Thank amamc
Reviewed yesterday

A very intersting museum and if the weather is nice some good gardens. The Silver Swan is operated once a day at 2pm and people get ther in plenty of time to get a good view.

Thank Stewart237
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit lots of floors that you can see some great art. The Swan is worth seeing check the time when it's switched on. Gardens are lovely for a walk. Lots of parking toilets small shop.

Thank Kay T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very enjoyable visit. Lovely artwork of josephine bowes and A very interesting story about josephine and her husband john.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place for a visit with lots of different rooms to explore, a children's discovery area and a really nice cafe. Its the sort of place you can go to time and time again and see something new, plus they have regular Exhibitions. A good...More

Thank KristalB58
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have loved this building all my life it just blows you away on approach and its contents what can i say?? I used to stand infront of the Silver Swan as a child for hours waiting for it to display all of its movement...More

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A most impressive building with lovely views across the beautiful landscape and grounds you can walk round. The exhibits are well displayed with interesting and informative. The range and quality of exhibits is extensive. A much better experience than many museums. In order not to...More

Thank exYorkie148
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into barnard castle town? Was goin to castle but saw signs for museum and had saw large house from main road.when arrived house looked stunning.had lovely 2 hour walk round collection and learned about the family and why the collection was there.very interesting place...More

Thank amandadI2002BY
Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection, made by John Bowes and his wife, is stunning. Judging by the quality and variety of items, and the building constructed specifically to show them for the benefit of the public, they must have been very wealthy. The items are well displayed and...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bowes Museum, on the outskirts of Barnard Castle, what a fantastic venue and building to visit, the house reminded me of a French Chateau. The museum contains some fascinating information and exhibits. The grounds surrounding the main building are maintained to a very high...More

Thank Mr Harry B
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Is it likely to hold the attention of six bright children ages 7-12?
22 March 2017|
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Response from alison_nicholson | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your question. It depends when you are coming to visit as we have some great family activities during the Easter holidays which you can find on our website in the what's on section. There's a family fun day on... More
Hi Are dogs allowed? Frances
25 May 2016|
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Response from alison_nicholson | Property representative |
Hi Frances, So sorry I missed your question. David is correct, assistance dogs are allowed inside the Museum, and dogs are most welcome in the park. With best wishes, Alison
Can u get here by bus or train
6 February 2016|
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