Dickens of a Christmas

Dickens of a Christmas in Olney!  What’s going on at the Museum this year?

JOIN US IN THE MUSEUM’S COURTYARD for festive delights:

  • Warming Mulled Wine to keep the chills away!
  • Delicious hot chocolate, tea and coffee served from 10am until 4pm – warm up those hands!
  • Amber Elephant Performing Arts are hosting our entertainment in the garden.  Performances at 12pm, 2pm and 3pm (15 mins each).  Please fill our donation buckets to support the Cowper & Newton Museum for future generations to enjoy!


  • ‘A Georgian Christmas’ – festive display.  Our rooms are decorated in greenery as befitting Cowper’s house at Christmas time 250 years ago. Festive aromas and decorations to inspire your own home this month.  Have fun searching for our most elegant Christmas dress. (Usual entrance fee applies).
  • ‘Summer Moments’ art exhibition from Ukraine, will be upstairs in the museum’s Three Hares Gallery. (Free entry to the gallery only).

Festive cheer to you all!

Refreshment tickets can be bought in the Shop and exchanged at the mulled wine and hot chocolate stall in our Courtyard.  Credit cards and cash accepted.


Dec 03, 2023


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Our Museum building remains CLOSED.  We are opening our gardens on limited entry.  The Cowper & Newton Museum gardens will be open to welcome you on Wednesday 5th August 10.30 – 12.15 and Saturday 8th August 10.30 – 12.15

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