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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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Art Exhibition by Olney Art Group

March 5 @ 10:30 am - March 28 @ 4:30 pm
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,
Free

We're delighted to be able to give a warm welcome to the Olney Art Group, who are exhibiting with us throughout March 2019.   This group of local artists, led by Ken Knowles, is showing a range of works in different media, demonstrating what a pool of artistic talent we have here in Olney.

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April 2019

Inspiring learning through Art by Olney Middle School

April 2 @ 10:30 am - April 26 @ 4:30 pm

The children of Olney Middle School mount their very own exhibition, with Years 4, 5 and 6 presenting their interpretation of various themes to illustrate how art impacts on their learning. Come and view their inspired work exhibiting throughout April.

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MK Cultural Routes – Post a Postcard

April 2 @ 10:30 am - April 30 @ 4:30 pm

Discover, connect and explore Milton Keynes throughout April with the Pedalling Culture Event at the Cowper & Newton Museum. Drop into the Museum shop, pick up a free Pedalling Culture postcard & answer Mr Cowper's question - it couldn't be easier to enter & win a prize.

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Easter Treats Trails & Things to Do

April 5 @ 10:30 am - April 27 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£1.00

Come along to Easter Family Fun at the Cowper & Newton Museum from 5th April – 27th April. Try the Easter Egg maze in the Gardens, Animal Easter in the House, be crafty at the Craft Table in the Dressing Up Room. Extra craft activity on Tues 9th April (10.30 - 3.00) Get your prizes & enter the Prize Draw

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May 2019

VISUALise: A Contemporary Stitched Art Textiles Exhibition

May 1 @ 10:30 am - May 30 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition of textiles and mixed media work has been created by the ISE textile group of fifteen artists.  ISE (Inspiration for Stitch and Expression) was formed several years ago, by like-minded artists who enjoy creating diverse work with stitch as the common thread.

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

May 2 @ 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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Guided walk around Olney – North End

May 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
£7.00

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 and Gardens

May 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

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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Guided walk around Olney – South End

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
£7.00

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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May Half Term Children’s Trail – Hare Care

May 28 @ 10:30 am - June 1 @ 4:30 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

May Half Term Children's Trail - 'Hare Care'.  Travel back in time 250 years to help William Cowper take care of his 3 pet hares – Puss, Tiney and Bess.

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

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

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

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June 2019

Guided Walk to Cowper’s Alcove (and return)

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
£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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Open Gardens Weekend – National Garden Scheme

June 8 - June 9
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,
£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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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

June 13 @ 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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Join Us at MK Festival of History

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes Milton Keynes,

Milton Keynes’ largest ever historical re-enactment at Campbell Park, Central Milton Keynes on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16 June from 12 noon to 5 pm

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Join Us at MK Festival of History

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes Milton Keynes,

Milton Keynes’ largest ever historical re-enactment at Campbell Park, Central Milton Keynes on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16 June from 12 noon to 5 pm

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

June 27 @ 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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July 2019

Woodcarving Demonstration

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Woodcarving Demonstration Talented members from the British Woodcarvers Association Enjoy watching a woodcarving demonstration by skilled members of the British Woodcarvers Association Woodcarving demonstration Woodcarving demonstration Woodcarving demonstration Woodcarver What do the British Woodcarvers Association do? Advance and promote woodcarving and sculpture Encourage the exchange of ideas between members Promote best practice Enable wood carvers and sculptors to promote their work to a wider audience. Meet regularly to carve, chat and give and receive help and advice. 30 regions in…

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

July 11 @ 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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