Family Fun with Trails, Challenges & Things to Do
Quackery Children’s Trail
Journey through Georgian medicine and discover what your doctor may have given you 250 years ago.
Our children’s trail is linked to our new temporary exhibition ‘Quackery & Enlightenment – A journey through Georgian medicine’ from which you will discover Scottish physician, William Buchan, who was on a mission to educate the Georgian population on health and the dangers of quack medicine. Come and explore new stories throughout the Museum associated with medical care in Cowper and Newton’s time, including the ledgers kept by Mrs Unwin’s physician Dr Grindon of Olney.
Exhibition and trail will run throughout 2021 during usual opening times.
Price: £1.00 and includes and prize.
Free Family Trails & Activities
New: Time-travellers Trail
Take yourself back to 1900 when Queen Victoria was on the throne and we first opened as a Museum. A time when the World was black and white (not really!) you cooked with fire and you went to the toilet outside …
Download your Time-travellers Trail
Or you might still prefer one of the trails below.
The Runaway Hare Trail
There is a Family Find it Trail for you to do as you search the hidden nooks and crannies of the gardens and house. Pick up your trail and pencil at the Museum or download your own before you visit.
Poetry Treasure Trail
Mr Cowper could write a poem about anything! He found ideas and inspiration for his poems all around his house and gardens.
Pick up your trail and pencil at the Museum or download your own before you visit.
NOT OPEN AT THE MOMENT
Don’t miss the Dressing Up Room on the top floor
Find the ‘Children Only – No Adults Boxes’ in all the rooms to investigate and have a go…
Family Fun & Things to do at Home
Download our bookmark here for fun at home
Why not send us your drawings of Mr Cowper’s pet hares, Tiney, Bess & Puss. (all boy hares by the way)
Send in your digital images via our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – or email to email@example.com
Having difficulties spotting the differences between rabbit and hares? Check out the Brown Hare Factsheet to help you.
Download our Mr Cowper paper doll here
A great website for more paper dolls is paperthinpersonas