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May 2017

Buzzing Trails & Things to Do for Families

Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, June 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Half Term Holiday Family Fun at the Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney Butterflies & Bees                    Flowers, Plants & Gardening Trails around the gardens, in the Museum and the Gazebo Craft table every day  -   Extra crafts on Tuesday Adult Annual Pass £6.00  Children free  Trails £1.00 incl mini eraser

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July 2017

Hare Escape – Family Trails & Things to Do

Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
£1.00

Mr Cowper's pet hares, Tiney, Bess & Puss heard all about the hot air balloon attempt at Weston Underwood  and decided to have a go themselves...

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February 2018

Half Term Family Fun – Moving Day Trail

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Moving Day Free children's trail in the house for half term week with your adult pass or entrance on the day Mr Cowper & Mrs Unwin moved into Orchard Side 250 year ago this February Collect your trail pack from the Museum Shop and help out with the house move Claim your helper's fee on a job well done

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March 2018

Easter Family Fun

Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£1.00

Join us for Easter fun for the family with trails, mazes & challenges throughout the Museum & Gardens

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May 2018

May Half-Term Family Trail ‘The Glowworm’

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - Saturday, June 2, 2018
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£1

May Family Trail, ‘The Glowworm’ for Half-Term. Our half-term trail is inspired by William Cowper’s poem ‘The Glow Worm.’ Follow the poem around the museum have a go at the garden quiz meet our toy glow worm, Greg! Trail £1 | Usual admission applies

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June 2018

Hands On – Repair our Viper Barn

Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

With our HLF renovations underway, we are concentrating on preserving our historic Viper Barn. Why not come along on Saturday 2nd June to a drop-in workshop to find out more - and you’ll have a chance to have a go yourself.

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July 2018

At Home with the Georgians! Family Fun Day in Olney

Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Come and join us to Relive Georgian life in Olney as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of our Cowper & Newton story. Here’s a taster of what is in store for you At Home with the Georgians

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Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do

Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do with Tales of pirates and adventures upon the seven seas, cats, rats & sea monsters

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August 2018

Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
£1.00

Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do with Tales of pirates and adventures upon the seven seas, cats, rats & sea monsters

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September 2018

Take a Virtual Walk with … William Cowper (MK LitFest @ the C&N Museum)

Sunday, September 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Take a Walk with … William Cowper (MK LitFest@the Cowper & Newton Museum) Come along to our family friendly afternoon and find out more about the local poet who inspired the Romantic Poets

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October 2018

You Can’t catch Me … October half term Trails & Things to Do!

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - Thursday, November 1, 2018

You Can't Catch Me ... I'm The Gingerbread Man October Family Trails & Things To Do

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February 2019

Children’s half term holiday trail

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 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

Art Exhibition by Olney Art Group

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 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

Easter Treats Trails & Things to Do

Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 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

May Half Term Children’s Trail – Hare Care

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 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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July 2019

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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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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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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October 2019

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

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

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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February 2020

Tick- Tock Family Fun

February 18 @ 10:30 am - February 22 @ 4:30 pm
£1.50

Tick Tock Tick Tick Join Us for Family Fun this February Half Term (18th – 22nd Feb) with our Mystery Hunt & Things to Do

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Night Time Guided Historical Spooky Walk

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meet outside the Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney
Bucks, MK464AJ United Kingdom
£10.00

Night Time Guided Historical Spooky Walk Friday, February 21st, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm £10.00 Night Time Guided Walk to Explore some of the hidden corners and alleyways of the town Join in the fun of our Night time guided walk.  We’ll try to arrange spooky mist and dry weather too.  If you have any local myths and legends, or local ghostly stories to share, do contact us. The route is paved but comfortable shoes are recommended  Don’t forget to…

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Pancake Day in Olney – Enjoy hot drinks in our Garden

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pancake Day in Olney - Enjoy hot drinks in our Garden Special for Pancake Day only Enjoy an opportunity to view the gardens plus hot drink for £3.00 (children's juice free). Sip comforting hot chocolate, tea or coffee with us whilst strolling around our tranquil gardens. Search for pancake making equipment and early signs of spring in our two 18th century gardens.  See our Georgian ladies and gentlemen in 18th century costume. So much going on in Olney this morning! …

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Pancake Day in Olney – a bit of history

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Pancake Day in Olney - a bit of history Pancake Day So much going on in Olney this morning!  You'll have such a memorable experience. Come inside the museum to warm up and to learn about 18th century life 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…

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