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January 2020

Sing ‘Amazing Grace’

January 24 - December 31

Did you know that thousands of versions of the song ‘Amazing Grace have been recorded? Why not record yourself and join the likes of Judy Collins, Destiny's Child & Rod Stewart?

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April 2020

CANCELLED Spring Has Sprung Family Fun & Trails

April 4 @ 10:30 am - April 18 @ 4:30 pm
£1.50

Spring Has Sprung Family Fun, Trails & Things to Do at the Cowper & Newton Museum from 4th - 18th April Tuesday - Saturday (NOT Good Friday)

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POSTPONED Dad’s Armies: The Amateur Military Tradition in Bucks

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Olney Centre, High St,
Olney, MK46 4EF
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£5.00

Dad's Armies: The Amateur Military Tradition in Bucks, 1558 to 1945. The first talk in our new 2020 programme by Ian Beckett from the Buckingham Military Museum Trust.

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POSTPONED Guided Walk to Cowper’s Alcove (and return)

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meet outside the Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney
Bucks, MK464AJ 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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May 2020

POSTPONED Guided walk around Olney – South End

May 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
£7.50

Come along on a guided walk to the South End of the Town.  Learn how Olney influenced a famous curate and poet. Visit William Cowper’s dirtiest and noisiest 18th century spot & then stroll through the tranquil area around John Newton’s church of St Peter & St Paul.

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CANCELLED Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

May 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.50

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

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CANCELLED Refreshments in the Courtyard and Gardens

May 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.50

Refreshments in the Courtyard Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens With a lovely view of St Peter and St Paul Church Spire, our Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens are just a stone’s throw from Olney Market. Escape the bustle of the Market Place to enjoy delicious refreshments and a friendly welcome!  Take a gentle stroll around our idyllic 18th century Georgian gardens.   Enjoy tea or coffee and a homemade cake in Cowper’s charming Courtyard. All proceeds from refreshments go towards the upkeep of…

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June 2020

POSTPONED Guided walk around Olney – North End

June 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Meet outside the Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney
Bucks, MK464AJ United Kingdom
£7.50

Guided walk around the town of Olney. Why not come on a guided walk to discover the stories of yesteryear in the NORTH end of town, including the Great Fires of Olney and life and trades of the 18th & 19th centuries. Discover why Olney High Street is so wide. See the fascinating house decorated in the Art Nouveau style and explore the Bucks Lace Industry. This is a short walk with plenty to see along the way.

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.50

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

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Open Gardens Weekend – National Garden Scheme

June 13 - June 14
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Open Gardens Weekend - National Garden Scheme Our beautiful gardens, in the heart of Olney, will be open on Saturday and Sunday in aid of the National Garden Scheme. 10:30am - 4:30pm Over the last 90 years, the NGS has raised over £50 million for nursing charities across the UK, thanks to the warm generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors. See lace-making demonstrations in the gardens.  Buy plants, and seeds harvested from our gardens.  Enjoy refreshments served in Cowper's Courtyard.  Your entrance…

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Sunday Open Day – Museum and Gardens

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

The museum and gardens will be open this Sunday. Relive Georgian life in Olney!

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Guided Walk to Lavendon Mill via Clifton Reynes

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Meet outside the Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney
Bucks, MK464AJ United Kingdom
£7.50

Guided Walk to Lavendon Mill via Clifton Reynes                     Join us for an historical guided walk across the River Ouse in Cowper’s footsteps via Clifton Reynes to Lavendon Mill (and back), site of 'The Poplar Field' from one of Cowper's most famous poems. An easy 4 mile undulating stroll.  Meet outside the Museum. The Poplar-Field (1784) by William Cowper The poplars are fell’d, farewell to the shade And the whispering sound…

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

June 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.50

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

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July 2020

Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

July 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.50

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

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Hidden Secrets of the Town of Olney

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Olney Centre, High St,
Olney, MK46 4EF
£5.00

Join the Olney & District Historical Society & The Cowper & Newton Museum to find out more about the little known places & stories of the town and Museum

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

July 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.50

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

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August 2020

Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

August 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.50

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

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

August 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.50

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

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September 2020

Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

September 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.50

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

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

September 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.50

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

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November 2020

Friday Quiz Night – Get those thinking caps on!

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Olney Centre United Kingdom
£10.00

Friday Quiz Night -  with Fish and Chips Back by popular demand! Come along to our Friday Quiz Night in the Olney Centre (room 2) 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! Teams of up to 8 people (we may add individuals to your team to make up numbers). If…

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December 2020

A Georgian Christmas Display – Christmas Cheer at Cowper’s House

December 5 @ 10:30 am - December 18 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

A Georgian Christmas Display Explore our 18th century Georgian Christmas display Georgians went quite ‘over the top’ with their Christmas festivities and decorations. Cromwell had banned Christmas. From 1714 there was a desire to ‘bounce back’ from Cromwellian austerity. So, come into our warm and welcoming Shop to find our 12th Night Cake.  This is the beginning of your journey through our homely, 18th century festive rooms. Imagine Christmas in William Cowper and Mary Unwin's home…. Step back in time. …

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Night Time Guided Historical Spooky Walk

December 18 @ 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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