Bowes Museum

Interesting
Surrounded by 9ha of gardens, the Bowes Museum is a French-style castle constructed in 1869 to house the rich art collection (pictures, tapestries, furniture, ceramics, costume and books) amassed by John Bowes and his wife Josephine. Among the finest examlpes is The Tears of St Peter by El Greco, two works by Goya and 19C French pictures (Le Primatice, Boucher, Boudin and Courbet).

Useful information

Address:

County Durham, DL12 8NP Barnard Castle

Phone:

+44 1833 690606

Price:

9.50 £ (-15 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

10am-5pm - closed 25-26 Dec, 1 Jan - Guided tour available

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