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Museum Collection

Olney Church & John Newton

In 1893, the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society published an article in ‘Records of Buckinghamshire’ titled ‘Olney Church’. BAS has kindly allowed us to reproduce their article

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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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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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Latest News Stories

Cowper & Newton Museum Development Officer – Appointment

Museum Development Officer Fixed Term Contract: April 2022 –April 2023 3 days per week This role is suitable as a freelance or employed post Salary:  £ 20,000 per annum or fixed fee. IF EMPLOYED plus pension, annual leave of 20 days pro rata Location: C&N Museum and remote working.  The post requires travelling to meetings

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Thank You Heritage Lottery Amazing Grace – Legacies at 250

Amazing Grace 250: Celebrating a Diverse Legacy Today the Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney is celebrating after receiving a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund of £98,760 towards their exciting heritage project, ‘Amazing Grace 250 – Celebrating A Diverse Legacy’. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, and match funded by

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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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