The Bowes Museum might surprise visitors when they first see it: a French chateau in the middle of the County Durham countryside. Built by John and Joséphine Bowes in 1869-1892, the Bowes Museum houses an art collection which includes paintings by Canaletto and Goya. The main Bowes Museum exhibit is the silver swan. Bowes Museum events include Super Saturday for children and the Lego Bowes Museum. We'll bring you the latest events plus information on Bowes Museum ticket prices and opening times.