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Events at the Bowes Museum now to 22 June

Morning Yoga
weekly until 7 June (not 24 May), 9.30 – 10.30
£50 for 6 week course or £10 a session, booking required
Join Harriet from Wild us Yoga for some relaxing morning yoga in the peaceful and inspiring setting of the picture galleries. Please bring your own mat.


Super Saturday
18 May, 1 – 3
If you enjoy getting involved in lots of crafty sparkly surprise activities with your children, join in our Super Saturday with our Education Team.

Goya’s Prison Gallery talk
23 May, 2.15
Join Director Adrian Jenkins for a short introduction to the current exhibition Goya’s Prison. Find out more about how Goya’s illness changed the way he painted and his reputation.

25 May, 11 – 4
Help us celebrate the opening of this exciting new exhibition with a family fun day where you can be challenged in our robotics workshop, create LEGO® vehicles before competing to see how fast they can go on a ramp, have a go at printing with LEGO® and investigating our design laboratory before letting your imagination go wild making your own Museum of Treasures in our Creation Station.

Musical Interlude
31 May, 2.05 – 2.25
Join mezzo soprano Jadwiga Slomka and pianist Antonia Lax as they perform excerpts from their forthcoming concert featuring Czech, Russian and Polish music.

Slavic Delights
31 May, 6pm – 7.30pm
£11 Adults, £10 Friends
Booking required
Join young mezzo soprano Jadwiga Slomka and pianist Antonia Lax for a charming concert in the 19th Century Picture Gallery, featuring Czech, Russian and Polish music. Jadwiga trained with Jane Ford Farrand at Durham University. Antonia teaches piano at Durham University and the Sage and is a sought after solo performer and accompanist.


Summer Fête
9 June, 11 – 4
Come and enjoy a fun and fantastic event for all the family in the Museum and grounds. There will be lots of exciting activities, including Brick This creator Steve Mayes doing a demonstration in the LEGO® Creation Station, delicious food and opportunities to meet the Museum team and learn more about our amazing collections.

Olga Zado in Concert
13 June, 7.30pm
£15 Adults £12 Friends
Booking required
We are proud to welcome the exciting Ukrainian pianist, Olga Zado, to perform a captivating recital in the Picture Galleries. Often referred to as “a magician on the piano,” she touches audiences around the world with her poetic musicianship and electrifying technique. Pieces that can be enjoyed at the performance will include Schubert’s 4 Impromptus Opus 142, Chopin’s Ballade No. 3, and Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Opus 111.

LEGO® Late
14 June, 5pm – 9pm
Booking required
Calling all big kids! Book your tickets now for our special adults-only night, where you can explore The Bowes Museum’s ultimate indoor playground.
Here’s your chance to visit LEGO®: Building The Bowes Museum without a child with you! Get tips and find out the tricks of the trade with Steve Mayes, the founder of BrickThis.
Experience LEGO® brick pits, test your skills with creative challenges, follow the Lego trail and enjoy some colourful LEGO® cocktails and delicious LEGO® themed food.
There will be plenty of prizes up for grabs throughout the evening.

Super Saturday
15 June, 1 - 3
If you enjoy getting involved in lots of crafty sparkly surprise activities with your children, join in our Super Saturday.

Father’s Day
16 June 12 - 3
Treat your special fella to a day out at the Museum, with a delicious Sunday lunch or afternoon tea in Café Bowes. Please book your table: or 01833 694605.

Beamish Reliability Run
16 June 10 - 12
Enjoy classic cars in the grounds this Father’s Day with the 48th annual Beamish Reliability Run. A wide range of cars dating from 1956 and earlier will stop off as they make their way through the Durham and Yorkshire Dales on their way to Beamish Museum.

Goya’s Prison Gallery talk
20 June, 2.15
Join Director Adrian Jenkins for a short introduction to the current exhibition Goya’s Prison.

Learning with LEGO®
20 June, 5.30 – 6.30
Booking required
Join Simon Ayres from Barnard Castle Preparatory School for a fun and interactive talk about how playing with LEGO® helps us learn. Come along and find out new techniques to help make maths enjoyable for everyone.

Durham Singers
22 June, 7pm
£18 Adults £15 Friends, refreshments included
Booking required
We are pleased to announce a summer concert performed by the fabulous Durham Singers, who regularly perform at Durham Cathedral. This will be their first concert at The Bowes Museum, in the splendid Picture Galleries. They will perform English and French pieces.

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