The Bowes Museum

Visit The Bowes Museum and enjoy a nationally renowned art collection.


The Bowes Museum is the jewel in the heart of the historic market town of Barnard Castle, in the beautiful Durham countryside of Teesdale. Housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts, the museum was purpose built in the 19th century by wealthy businessman John Bowes and his French actress wife Josephine.

Located less than an hour’s drive away in the Durham Dales, The Kingslodge Inn provides the perfect accommodation for you to enjoy the delights of The Bowes Museum.