Private Guided Tour of The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum is a breathtaking Grade 1 listed French château founded by John and Joséphine Bowes in the 19th Century to share their love of art with the world. Housing a superb collection of over 30,000 works there is a wealth of treasures from fine art, textiles, dress, silver & metals, ceramics, furniture, toys, local history and much more in 20 impressive galleries.



This private guided tour will allow you to get up close and personal to some of the world’s finest works of art, including paintings by great artists such as Canaletto, Goya, El Greco and Turner. You will also see the famous Silver Swan musical automaton and the only medieval polyptych that can be seen opening and closing in a European Museum.

With free exclusive use of their beautiful rooms, you can enjoy dining together at your leisure and convenience. Choose from a wide range of delicious homemade lunches including hearty soups, delicious sandwiches, scones and homemade cakes, to be ready when you are.