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June 2020

CANCELLED – 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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CANCELLED – 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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POSTPONED – 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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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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