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.

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...

Maps of their Years

The Witham

Three Teesdale artists, Sharon Loddey, Jane Young and Ann Whitfield join together with singer/songwriter Alice May exploring life’s pathways Maps of their Years will also form part of The Witham’s vibrant programme of Christmas activity that...

Judy Hurst – Illumination: the Gateway to Eternity

The Bowes Museum

Exquisite intricate works of art, some inspired by the Museum’s own collection, will be on display as contemporary artist Judy Hurst returns with her latest selling works of art. Specialising in the historic and traditional technique of painting on...


The Bowes Museum

Following the success of #Untitled10 2018, these diverse craft makers and artists in residence will respond to The Bowes Museum’s collections in completely new ways. The exhibition will give a unique and experimental perspective, showcasing the...

Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection

The Bowes Museum

Celebrating the centenary of acclaimed artist Norman Cornish MBE, this major retrospective tells the story of his enduring career with the most comprehensive collection of his work ever assembled, including a number of previously unseen pieces. Time...