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July 2018

At Home with the Georgians! Family Fun Day in Olney

Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Come and join us to Relive Georgian life in Olney as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of our Cowper & Newton story. Here’s a taster of what is in store for you At Home with the Georgians

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Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do

Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do with Tales of pirates and adventures upon the seven seas, cats, rats & sea monsters

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Guided walk around Olney -South End

Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£6.00

Follow in the footsteps of William Cowper and John Newton with our guided walk to explore the nooks and crannies of the south end of the town including the historic church, mill and tannery.

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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August 2018

Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
£1.00

Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do with Tales of pirates and adventures upon the seven seas, cats, rats & sea monsters

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Guided Walk to Cowper’s Alcove

Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£10.00

A leisurely and fact filled historical guided walk though Olney to Weston Underwood, taking in the sights along the way.

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

Thursday, August 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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Guided Walk around Olney – North End

Sunday, August 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£6.00

Why not come on a guided walk to find out about more about the NORTH end of town, including the Great Fires of Olney and life and trades of the 18th & 19th centuries.

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September 2018

Share Photography Exhibition

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,
Free

Share Photography is an informal group of amateur photographers whose exhibitions aim to create the opportunity to present photographic prints and invite anyone interested to come along and enjoy them.

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Heritage Open Day in Olney

Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,

Heritage Open Day in Olney      Heritage Open Day in Olney Relive Georgian life in Olney – the home of ‘Amazing Grace’. Walk back in time through the home of William Cowper, renowned 18th century poet and letter writer. Relax in the beautiful, tranquil gardens. Learn about John Newton’s famous hymn Amazing Grace and the Abolition of Slavery. Children’s trail and Georgian dressing up. The story of lace making and other local history. 10:30am - 12pm Refreshments in the Courtyard.…

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Final Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens for 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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Take a Virtual Walk with … William Cowper (MK LitFest @ the C&N Museum)

Sunday, September 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Take a Walk with … William Cowper (MK LitFest@the Cowper & Newton Museum) Come along to our family friendly afternoon and find out more about the local poet who inspired the Romantic Poets

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October 2018

UK Astronomy: Annual Photo Competition

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum
Free

UK Astronomy will be exhibiting the Winners and Runners up of the Annual Photo Competition during October.  Each month has a different astronomical category- from Star Clusters, to Planets, some DSLR and others Smart Phone only.

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You Can’t catch Me … October half term Trails & Things to Do!

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - Thursday, November 1, 2018

You Can't Catch Me ... I'm The Gingerbread Man October Family Trails & Things To Do

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November 2018

Exhibition of Watercolours by Colin Bee NDD

Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Colin was originally inspired by the architecture and seascapes of the Amalfi Coast and explores the use of perspective and vibrant colour in his paintings. Building on his career where he worked in pen and ink on presentations to clients within an architectural practice, his exhibition will display the diversity of his work since retirement. All welcome, admission free.

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Friday Quiz Evening – Get those thinking caps on!

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Olney Centre United Kingdom
£10.00

Friday Quiz Evening with Fish and Chips Back by popular demand! Come along to our Friday Quiz Evening hosted by our now regular and most popular Quiz-Masters Neil and Pat Hodges. Tickets £10 per head, available now from the Museum and include a Fish and Chip Supper. Bring drinks, condiments and a headful of facts! We’re suggesting teams of up to 8 people (you can choose to have fewer if you prefer), but if you don’t want to put a team…

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Lace Makers celebrate St Catherine’s Day

Sunday, November 25, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Lace Makers celebrate St Catherine's Day

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Late Night Christmas Shopping… and Museum tour too!

Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Late night Christmas shopping in Olney

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December 2018

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Colin Veitch

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Welcome back to one of our favourite artists, Colin Veitch.  Colin has exhibited with us before, with great success. We are delighted, during the month of December, to be hosting his show of his quirky take on The Twelve Days of Christmas.  He has given a new twist to the words of this well-known song with his new lino-cuts -look carefully as you may be surprised by what you see! All items are for sale and make a perfect seasonal…

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Dickens of a Christmas in Olney

Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Olney Town and Museum

What’s going on at the Cowper and Newton Museum for Dickens of a Christmas this year? At the north end of the High Street: Our very own warming Mulled Wine to keep the chills away! In the Museum on the Market Place: Delicious hot chocolate, tea and coffee served all day in the Courtyard- warm up those hands! David Pibworth's magic show at 12pm, 2pm and 3pm in the Courtyard.  Olney is the Home of Amazing Grace - please fill our donation buckets and…

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Night Time Guided Spooky Walk

Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£10.00

A spooky night time guided walk to explore some of the hidden corners and alleyways of the town

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February 2019

Grand Open Day – new season

February 19 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£7

Grand Open Day - new season. We look forward to welcoming you to our 'Grand Open Day - enjoy the new season at the Cowper & Newton Museum. See all the improvements that have been made thanks to Heritage Lottery funding and our wonderful team of volunteers. Usual admission applies.  (See details on our website for Half Term Children's Trail)

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Children’s half term holiday trail

February 19 @ 10:30 am - February 23 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£1.00

Family Fun! Children's Half term Holiday Trail Tuesday 19th Feb -  Saturday 23rd Feb 'Big search! Where is it now?'  Celebrate the reopening of the Museum and gardens with our family half term holiday trail The decorators have been in & the house has been given a good clean ...  ... & many of Mr Cowper's & Mrs Unwin's belongings have moved to different locations. Come & join in the Hunt   Hope you can help! Children's trail £1 to…

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March 2019

Pancake Day – Olney

March 5 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Pancake Day Pancake Day Come inside to learn all about 18th century life on Pancake Day in Olney, interpreted beautifully with Heritage Lottery funding. See our Georgian ladies and gentlemen taking in the beneficial Olney morning air as we promenade around the Market Place! The Olney Pancake Race dates back more than five hundred years. The course is run from the Market Place to the Church at 11.55 a.m. Participants, housewives or young ladies of the town, must have lived…

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