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From Paris to Barney - The Creation of Bowes Museum

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts
Yarm Road,

Event Cost: £Free

A lecture from Sandra Pollard charting the story of Bowes Museum through the fascinating lives of the family who built it.

The Bowes museum housed in a 'French Chateau' on the edge of the Pennines, has a very important display of art, ceramics, furniture and textiles, most of which were collected by John Bowes, an ancestor of the late Queen Mother, and his French actress wife, Josephine. This lecture tells the story of their fascinating lives, their passion for collecting and their building of this remarkable Museum. As a former Trustee, Sandra is very anxious that more people know about it, and hopes this lecture will be a useful preparation for a visit.

Tickets are free, but pre-booking is essential.

Getting to The Bridge

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Yarm Road

The Bridge is a short drive from Darlington Town Centre, with free parking available on-site and in the surrounding area.

There is also a covered space to store bicycles.

Getting here by Bus

A number of Arriva buses stop outside The Bridge, including numbers: 2, 3B and 12

Getting here by Train

We're a ten minute walk from Darlington Train Station. From the Yarm Road entrance to the station, turn right onto Yarm Road (walking away from the town centre), and follow the road towards the corner of Hundens Lane.

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Dropped curbs are in use in the surrounding area for wheelchair access to the building.

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