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June 2019

Guided Walk to Cowper’s Alcove (and return)

Sunday, June 2, 2019 @ 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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Naini Ahluwalia: An Exhibition of Paintings

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
Free

During June and July, the Three Hares Gallery is hosting a specially extended exhibition by the outstanding artist, Naini Aluwahlia. Naini's work has been exhibited widely, including in the US and India and we're delighted to welcome her to the Gallery.

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Open Gardens Weekend – National Garden Scheme

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - Sunday, June 9, 2019
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

Thursday, June 13, 2019 @ 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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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

Thursday, June 27, 2019 @ 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

Saturday, July 6, 2019 @ 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

Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 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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Georgian Party Time – Family Fun & Things to Do

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£1.00

Georgian Party Time - Family Fun & Things to Do. Help the cook complete her shopping list, Travel to the Masquerade Ball, Join friends for a musical evening & Choose your outfit to wear for the Georgian party of the season

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 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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August 2019

Georgian Party Time – Family Fun & Things to Do

Thursday, August 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Georgian Party Time - Family Fun & Things to Do. Help the cook complete her shopping list, Travel to the Masquerade Ball, Join friends for a musical evening & Choose your outfit to wear for the Georgian party of the season

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Olney on Canvas : Philip Compton Farquharson

Thursday, August 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum
Free

Welcome to the Gallery to local resident and artist Philip Compton Farquharson. Philip's depictions of buildings in and around Olney appeal to both 'locals' and visitors to our lovely town. Do come along to the Gallery, admission is free.

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

Thursday, August 8, 2019 @ 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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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 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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September 2019

Georgian Party Time – Family Fun & Things to Do

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£1.00

Georgian Party Time - Family Fun & Things to Do. Help the cook complete her shopping list, Travel to the Masquerade Ball, Join friends for a musical evening & Choose your outfit to wear for the Georgian party of the season

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Spirit of Nature: Jen Davies and Tara Nappin

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum
Free

Jennifer Davies and Tara Nappin with a joint exhibition called ‘Joyous Fusion of Hearts and Art’.

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 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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The Memoir Club MK LitFest @ The Events Space, MK Gallery

Sunday, September 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
£15.00

Have you or a relative ever wanted to write a memoir but not felt confident enough to set about it? Make a start at this writing workshop, led by Professor Nicola J. Watson of the Open University, a specialist in life-writing, and Dr Fiona Doloughan, a specialist in autobiography/memoir and creative writing.

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October 2019

‘Fabric’ by Charlotte Prior

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum
Free

Inspired by the use of colour, Charlotte has been drawn to the work of Mark Rothko and Expressionism. Textiles become both the palette and the canvas, creating slabs of colour as her work demonstrates. Admission to the Gallery is free.

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Half Term Holiday Family Fun – Getting ready for a ‘Georgian Christmas’

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Georgian Christmas Crafts - Half Term Holiday Family Fun - Getting ready for a 'Georgian Christmas' Cowper & Newton Museum’s Georgian Christmas - from 3rd to 13th December 2019 Georgian Christmas crafts.  We need your help to create our own sumptuous ‘Georgian Christmas’ for visitors in December.  It’s going to be gorgeous!  Imagine 18th century Christmas…. William Cowper’s house in Market Place, Olney (now the museum), would have smelt of the greenery in the decorations and the spices in the cooking. …

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November 2019

Friday Quiz Evening – Get those thinking caps on!

Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Olney Centre United Kingdom
£10.00

Friday Quiz Evening with Fish and Chips Back by popular demand! Come along to our Friday Quiz Evening 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! We’re suggesting teams of up to 8 people (you can choose to have fewer if you prefer), but if you…

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‘November Treats’ by Colin Veitch

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, November 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum

'November Treats'  by Colin Veitch 'November Treats' by Colin Veitch. 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 November, to be hosting his show of his quirky take on The Twelve Days of Christmas.  He has given a twist to the words of this well-known song with his lino-cuts -look carefully as you may be surprised by what you see! All items…

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Late Night Christmas Shopping

Thursday, November 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Late night Christmas shopping in Olney

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December 2019

A Georgian Christmas – Sumptuously festive display

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

A Georgian Christmas Lemons and acorns 12th Night Cake Festive decorations Christmas garden Explore our 18th century Georgian Christmas display.  Children can enjoy a 'Hunt the Slipper' trail. 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 sumptuously festive…

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Dickens of a Christmas in Olney

Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Olney Town and Museum

What’s going on at the Cowper & 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! 12pm/ 2pm/ 3pm (for 20 minutes) - Hear Chip Colquhoun, a children's storyteller, in the Courtyard. Donations to the museum upkeep welcome! 24 Days…

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Night Time Guided Historical Spooky Walk

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 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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