There are lots of Bowes Museum events taking place during the school holidays, and while there's plenty for children there are also events for grown-ups too. Here's what's on at Bowes Museum throughout August.

Bowes Museum events #1: Top Shots! August 12, 11am-12.30pm

Meet Museum photographer Jason Hynes and get some tips for taking photographs. Jason will help you turn your Lego creations into still art and answer your questions about photography.

Bowes Museum events #2: Awesome Architecture, August 12-16, 11am-4pm

Build skyscrapers, towers and more. Find out how the Bowes Museum was built and how to build your dream home.

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Bowes Museum events #3: Architecture in the Open Air, August 15 10am-4.45pm

Join artist Chris Mouncey for a day painting The Bowes Museum in the fresh air. Chris will show you different painting techniques to help you create inspiring architectural pictures and answer your questions throughout the day.

This workshop is part of the events programme for Lego: Building The Bowes Museum. In the event of bad weather, the workshop will be held inside the Bowes Museum. A full itinerary for the day and a list of materials you need to bring with you is available on the Bowes Museum website.

The price including morning refreshments is £45 adults, £43 friends of Bowes. Booking is required.

Bowes Museum events #4: Time Travellers, August 19-23, 11am-4pm

Fly to the moon and back or travel through time with a week of robots, rockets and space. Where will your mission take you?

Bowes Museum events #5: Museum Book Group, August 20, 2.30-4pm

Everyone is welcome at this informal book group in the library. Bring along a book (or two), talk about it and have a lively discussion. Books can be about any subject, fiction or non-fiction, contemporary or modern, poetry or prose. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month. Drop in to see what it's like or email

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Bowes Museum events #6: Meet a time travelling architect, August 21 11am-12.30pm

Meet Monsieur Pellechet, the man who designed The Bowes Museum. Learn fascinating facts about how he created it and show him your own architectural Lego creations.

Bowes Museum events #7: Summertastic, August 24 11am-4pm

Summer's not over yet, so take a picnic and join the Bowes Museum for the bank holiday weekend. There'll be plenty to keep everyone entertained with family friendly exhibitions and activities galore.

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Bowes Museum events #8: Campfire Cooking, August 24, 1-3pm

Join Brightwoods Forest School CIC around the campfire and make your very own delicious sweet and savoury damper breads. A delicious addition to your family fun day picnic. Book your ticket and then drop in at any time between 1-3pm. Tickets cost £7.50 per child. Booking required.

Bowes Museum events #9: Design Laboratory August 27-30, 11am-4pm

Explore science and technology, fashion or jewellery. Grab a pencil and paper, some Lego and get creative with the Lego Lab technicians.

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Bowes Museum events #10: Once upon a Textile, TCR Hub, August 31 1-4pm

Part of the Bowes Museum at Durham Festival of Wellbeing. From Granny's old teddy to your child's Christening robe, textiles hold memories for us all. The Bowes Museum wants to find out more about the textiles that matter to you and record your special stories about them.

Take along your cherished item to this relaxed and informal story sharing day and tell them all about it. Textile conservator Cecilia will advise on how to preserve it for the future.

Free with admission to the Durham Festival of Wellbeing.

For more information and tickets visit the festival page.

Bowes Museum is open daily from 10am. Bowes Museum tickets prices are annual adult pass £14, concessions £12, family annual pass £30 (two adults and four children people aged five-17), family annual pass £16 (one adult and four children aged five-17), student day entry £6, under 18s day entry £5 (under 14s must be accompanied by an adult), under fives free, carers free. For more information call Bowes Museum on 01833 690606.

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