BOWES MUSEUM exhibition: For King and Country


First World War embroidery

The Embroiderers’ Guild has generously lent material from its ‘Calm During the Storm’ exhibition for inclusion in an exhibition at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle commemorating the First World War.  The exhibition –“For King and Country”: Exploring the Role of Teesdale in the First World War – runs until Sunday 3rd March.

Because of space constraints it has not been possible to include all the loaned material in the exhibition.  We are delighted to announce that the Guild has agreed that the additional material can be displayed in the museum for a limited time so that Guild members and members of the public have an opportunity to see a greater range of embroidered material created during and shortly after the First World War.

The material will be on display on Friday 1st March between 12.00 and 4.00 p.m.  Normal admission charges apply and allow visitors access to the full range of the museum’s galleries of paintings, ceramics, metalwork, furniture, textiles and fashion, including the First World War exhibition and the recently-opened exhibition SOLD! The Great British antiques Story.  The museum’s Fashion & Textile Gallery includes several embroidered items and a wide range of lace.  You will find more information about the museum and its collections at

Booking is advisable. You can book through the link on the museum’s website under WhatsOn>Events, by emailing or telephoning 01833 690606 to make a booking.  It would be helpful if you could indicate the time when you would like to visit the display as numbers may have to be limited.  Groups of 12 or more people are eligible for a discount on admission charges but smaller groups can also be booked.  If you wish to organise a group visit to the museum, you will find further information and links on the museum’s website under VisitUs>Groups&Coaches.