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Barnard Castle’s beautiful Bowes Museum will once again reveal its treasures to the public as they reopen on 1st August. The hugely popular Norman Cornish painting exhibition has been extended to January, so if you haven’t caught the art of one of the famous Pitman Painters yet you have a few more months to visit. The collection includes a number of previously unseen pieces and tells the story of the artist’s enduring career.

The museum also has a contrasting exhibition by the 19th Century Pre Raphaelite school which is enticingly described as an “exploration of the world of medieval myths and legends and of tales of heroic deeds and chivalric honour”. Work by Rossetti, Millais and Burne Jones depict knights who were, for the most part, lovers as well as fighters. Running until mid-September is a commercial exhibition from Judy Hurst’s intricate illustrative works, and winning entries from the Bouts Art Competition for young people will be on display in the grounds.

The museum continues to engage a younger audience with events planned throughout August which include a bird and bunting workshop, a knights and dragons craft event and a day of Medieval Mayhem where kids and adults can create their own shield and coat of arms.

Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle reopens on 1st August

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