When we got to Barnard Castle we paid a little visit to Graphicus, the lovely craft shop of Glenda Waterworth. I managed to restrain myself and not spend too much, I didn't even buy any stamps.
We then went to the Bowes Museum, which had lots of interesting things in it and this amazing silver Swan automaton. The Swan's neck is jointed and it dips down and appears to fish out the little fishes (in the inset picture) which 'swim' in glass rods which move and look like water. It is well worth seeing and is activated at 2pm every day.
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