Bowes Museum

26 May 2016

Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum in County Durham opened in 1892 and as built by John and Josephine Bowes in the style of a French Chateau. It houses a world renowned collection of fine arts, with pieces from the past and present and includes the iconic Silver Swan. This beautiful automated swan is still in working order and chimes on a daily basis.

The museum was recently home to the famous Yves St Laurent exhibition following a major redevelopment which was funded from a range of partners including the European Union.

Situated in stunning Teesdale, this wonderful museum is well worth a visit – you could even nip to High Force while you’re in the area!

The North East has received billions of pounds of investment over the decades from the EU. We are a net recipient of EU funds and the North East is entitled to more European funds than any other English region. The European Social Fund alone paid £157 million into the North East from 2007-2013. The European Regional Development Fund guaranteed £255 million between 2007 and 2013. Over the next five years the North East will get £726m in EU funds. The North East is also a net recipient of EU funds, which means for every £1 that we put in, we get £10 back—as well as the original £1.

 

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