With The Bowes Museum and the Witham Arts Centre, festival goers can enjoy the best collection of fine and decorative art in the North along with a wide range of exhibitions.

NADFAS Young Silversmith’s Chosen Collection

The Bowes Museum

Since 2003 the North east Area of The National Association of Decorative & Fine Art Societies (NADFAS) and Sheffield Decorative and Fine Art Society have sponsored a Sheffield Millennium Silversmiths’ Bursery for students. This year this...

Teesdale Christmas Art Fair 2017

The Witham

Teesdale Christmas Art Fair presents an exciting opportunity to purchase unique, locally made fine art in time for the festive season. Following the success of the inaugural Teesdale Christmas Art Fair in 2016 we are delighted to announce dates for...

New Light Prize Exhibition

The Bowes Museum

Once again the visual arts charity New Light is delighted to launch its latest New Light Prize Exhibition at The Bowes Museum. Established in 2010, it celebrates and promotes Northern art, supporting both well-known and emerging artists by offering...

Streatlam Castle: Rediscover The Home Of John And Joséphine Bowes

The Bowes Museum

On 29 March 1959 the remains of Streatlam Castle vanished in a series of huge explosions. The great mansion, a shadow of what it had once been, had become unsafe and the then owner invited the Territorial Army to use it for demolition practice. That...

Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle

Explore the dramatic ruins of one of the largest Castle’s in the north of England then find a present with a difference in our gift shop. Stocked with a range of English Heritage seasonal and local themed gifts, the shop is popular with visitors and...