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Exhibition:  ‘Night and Day – Costumes from our Collections’

‘Night and Day – Costumes from our Collections’.

A chance to see some of our fragile lace and other costume treasures before they go back into storage.

‘Night and Day’ brings together some of our most iconic costumes with treasures from the lace collection.  Some, like Cowper’s coat, may be familiar to you, but you won’t have seen it in front of his portrait before.  Hannah Bull’s wonderful silk dress worn for her wedding in 1768 is back in the Georgian Life Room for two months.  Some items, like the 18th century doeskin breeches and the lace boudoir cap, have never been on display before.  This display is on for a short time only, as some of the costumes are now so fragile that they need to be preserved in costume boxes.

Our exhibition is on display throughout the historic rooms until the end of May 2024.

Usual adult admission applies to see the museum and gardens.

Calendar of events

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April 2024

Museum Guided Tour

Museum Guided Tour Meet our Tour Guide, Derek, in the Museum ...
27 Apr
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ
May 2024

Refreshments in the Courtyard

  Refreshments in the Courtyard 'Refreshments in the Courtyard' takes place ...
02 May
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ

Refreshments in the Courtyard

  Refreshments in the Courtyard 'Refreshments in the Courtyard' takes place ...
16 May
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ

Museum Guided Tour

Museum Guided Tour Meet our Tour Guide, Derek, in the Museum ...
25 May
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ

Refreshments in the Courtyard

  Refreshments in the Courtyard 'Refreshments in the Courtyard' takes place ...
30 May
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ
June 2024

Refreshments in the Courtyard

  Refreshments in the Courtyard 'Refreshments in the Courtyard' takes place ...
13 Jun
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ

Refreshments in the Courtyard

  Refreshments in the Courtyard 'Refreshments in the Courtyard' takes place ...
27 Jun
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ

Museum Guided Tour

Museum Guided Tour Meet our Tour Guide, Derek, in the Museum ...
29 Jun
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ
July 2024

Refreshments in the Courtyard

  Refreshments in the Courtyard 'Refreshments in the Courtyard' takes place ...
11 Jul
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ

Refreshments in the Courtyard

  Refreshments in the Courtyard 'Refreshments in the Courtyard' takes place ...
25 Jul
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ
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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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