Bowes Museum, Newgate

Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8NP View on map

French style chateau, built between 1869 - c1885 as a museum by John and Joséphine Bowes, designed by Jules Pellechet and John Watson. The museum was the first building in the country to be designed in metric rather than imperial measurements. Opened in 1892, it houses a collection of European fine and decorative arts and has a programme of exhibitions and special events.


  • Grant Recipient

    Bowes Museum
  • Contact for access

    Ms Jane Whittaker

Opening Arrangements

⚠️ Coronavirus: We do not expect any grant-aided properties to be open at the current time.