Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County of Durham

Day trip to Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle


14 June 2012

  • 10.30 – 11.00 am On arrival, coffee/tea and biscuits will be provided in the Jubilee Room
  • 11.30 am A guided tour of Bowes Museum starting from the Jubilee Room
  • 12.30 pm Lunch – sandwiches, cake and coffee/tea will be served in the Jubilee Room for everyone
  • 2.00 pm Performance of the famous life-size musical automaton, The Silver Swan, followed by free time to explore the Museum and gardens or walk into the centre of Barnard Castle to explore the Castle, or perhaps the many antique shops in Thorngate
  • 4.45 pm Leave Bowes Museum for home


Special Exhibitions also available to view
  • Charles Dickens 200th anniversary exhibition
  • Lucile – Titanic survivor. The first British fashion designer to achieve renoun internationally. Exhibition of gowns, lingerie and evening wear
  • Frida Kahlo and Diego – a a photographic exhibition of their work

The cost is £30 per person, which includes transport, admission charges, morning coffee/tea and lunch. Various coach pick up points are available in St Annes, Fairhaven, Lytham and Kirkham.