CARDBOARD tubes used to make a catwalk as part of a museum exhibition are up for grabs.

The tubes, which were part of The Bowes Museum's Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore exhibition, in Barnard Castle, were part of the catwalk built by artist Steve Messam.

The museum now has hundreds of tubes up for grabs, most measuring around 75cm long and 8cm in diameter, after the exhibition ended on January 6.

Joanna Hashagen, curator of fashion and textiles, said: “It would be a shame to see these go to waste, some are being recycled but we thought we would offer them for free to the community to see if any schools, groups or individuals wanted to upcycle them.

“They can be used in a variety of ways from growing award winning carrots to cutting up into drawer organisers or even reinventing as a bench.”

If you would like to claim some of the tubes contact The Bowes Museum reception team by calling 01833-690606.