Poetry Inspiration – MK LitFest @ the C&N Museum)

Special Sunday afternoon opening 12.00 – 4.00

Come along to our family friendly afternoon and find out more about the local poet who inspired the Romantic Poets

Free with your Annual Pass or £6.00 on the day (to include an Annual Pass)  Children 16 and under free


  • Follow our Treasure Hunt to discover the places and objects around and beyond the house which gave William ideas for his poetry
  • Bring your picnic to enjoy in the gardens or gazebo
  • Free Short tour for Families:  ‘Beware the Viper ..!’  Join our Poetry Inspiration Short Tour for adults & children @ 1.15                                15 places available

         Bookable at admincnm@cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk or on the day

  • Free Illustrated talk: How did a sofa and a daily walk give William ideas to write his 5 book poem The Task? Find out with an illustrated talk by Prof Nicola Watson from the Open University.  @ 2.00

In her short talk Nicola uses illustrations from the 1803 – 1822 walk guides of the area & objects from the Museum collection to take us ‘On a Walk with William Cowper’

 16 places available  (also suitable for children 9+)

        Bookable at admincnm@cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk or on the day

  • Not able to make the 2.00 talk? Why not pick up our The Task Treasure Trail or information on local walks and go off an an adventure around the Museum & area yourself …
  • … And if inspired, why not take the opportunity to be creative yourself?

Keep up to date with MK Lit Fest 2018 at www.mklitfest.org 21 – 24 September 2018

Special event in collaboration with MK Lit Fest & The Open University