A leisurely and fact filled historical guided walk though Olney to Weston Underwood, taking in the sights along the way
Come along on a guided walk to the South End of the Town. Learn how Olney influenced a famous curate and poet. Visit William Cowper’s dirtiest and noisiest 18th century spot & then stroll through the tranquil area around John Newton’s church of St Peter & St Paul.
Guided walk around the town of Olney. Why not come on a guided walk to discover the stories of yesteryear in the NORTH end of town, including the Great Fires of Olney and life and trades of the 18th & 19th centuries. Discover why Olney High Street is so wide. See the fascinating house decorated in the Art Nouveau style and explore the Bucks Lace Industry. This is a short walk with plenty to see along the way.
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
Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do with Tales of pirates and adventures upon the seven seas, cats, rats & sea monsters
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
Four – ‘Cowper & Homer.’ Cowper on Thursdays is back for another series starting at 2pm on 28th September and then the first three Thursdays in October. Poetry expert Ben Field will be giving informal introductions to different aspects of the poet’s
Three – ‘Mary Unwin.’ Cowper on Thursdays is back for another series starting at 2pm on 28th September and then the first three Thursdays in October. Poetry expert Ben Field will be giving informal introductions to different aspects of the poet’s life
The museum is organising the first-ever marathon public reading of Cowper’s long poem The Task: A Poem in Six Books, on Saturday 30 September, starting at 11.15 am.
Refreshments in the Olney museum courtyard – Delicious! With a lovely view of Olney Church Spire, our Refreshments in the Courtyard and gardens is just a stone’s throw from Olney Market (held every Thursday). Escape the bustle of the