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A lavender water bottle

Our examination of this small bottle prompts reflections on perfumes, herbal remedies, gardening and the English weather. It was given to Wordsworth after Cowper’s death.

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A Letter Cabinet

Cowper is renowned for his letters. Here we look at his ‘filing cabinet’, the paper, pens and ink he used, and the postal system he

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Local History

The Olney Militia

During the 18th century the regular army was constantly under strain from actions abroad such as the wars in North America and combatting Napoleon’s expansion

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Amazing Lace 250 Competition

Amazing Lace 250 Competition ‘Amazing Lace 250’ is an online competition. In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the world famous hymn ‘Amazing Grace’, we want to commission an original piece of lace based on this theme, through an online competition.  The winning entry will receive £500 and the piece of lace will become the

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Book Museum Tickets

Our Museum building remains CLOSED.  We are opening our gardens on limited entry.  The Cowper & Newton Museum gardens will be open to welcome you on Wednesday 5th August 10.30 – 12.15 and Saturday 8th August 10.30 – 12.15

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