Heritage Open Day scheme

As in previous years, we are offering FREE tours to the museum’s Archive and Library Reading Room as part of the Heritage Open Day scheme on Friday 8th September.  This will include a display of work relating to the First World War project.

This is a great opportunity to browse the library shelves (including a growing collection of books relating to the First World War and its aftermath), see the work being done by volunteers for the First World War project and chat to volunteers, and – of course – enjoy the fabulous views from the Reading Room which is in the very top of the museum.

If you can spare some time on Friday 8th September to help manage the Open Day – manning the welcome table, escorting visitors to the Reading room, showing them around the Reading Room – you’ll be very welcome.  Please email libraryandarchives@thebowesmuseum.org.uk and we’ll make the necessary arrangements.

Access to the Reading Room is usually by lift and stairs (55) although it is possible to get to the Reading Room entirely by lift.  Groups of up to 10 people will be escorted to the Reading Room every 30 minutes and visitors can stay as long as they like.

The tours are FREE, as is access to the museum shop and Café Bowes.  If you want to visit the museum galleries, normal admission charges will apply.  For details, see the museum’s website www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk under Visit Us>visitor information.

If you want to book a place on a tour, please telephone 01833 690606 or email info@thebowesmuseum.org.uk.  Or you can just turn up at our table in the Entrance Hall on the day.