Day Trip: The Bowes Museum

On Saturday, we drove over to the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle – about an hour away from my house – to see the Vivienne Westwood shoes exhibition, which is only on for another week so I wanted to catch it before it finished!

When we got there, there was a wedding taking place in the museum and the bride and groom were having their photographs taken outside – such a spectacular venue so a good choice made by them! There was an E type Jaguar and Rolls Royce parked outside the Bowed for the wedding, so Joe got his reward for driving me all the way to the museum just to see shoes (and also a very lovely vintage red bus for the wedding party).

Unfortunately, I couldn’t take any photos in the exhibition. But, it was a fantastic, if somewhat small, exhibition of some of Westwood’s iconic shoes, including the shoes that Naomi Campbell famously fell off of during a catwalk show. Just wish it was on for longer, would love to go back for a second look.


  1. 7th July 2011 / 2:31 pm

    It looks like a beautiful place to visit even without the exhibit.

  2. 3rd August 2011 / 12:00 pm

    Following you now, I really like your latest post, the photos are great and the old cars are beautiful !!
    Kisses from Alinka

  3. 6th August 2011 / 10:16 pm

    I live so close to Barney but I've never ever been! Feel so ashamed! Keep meaning to stop by! Thank you for blogging about it, reminds me i need to visit! x

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