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At Home with the Georgians! Family Fun Day in Olney

July 14 @ 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

Immerse yourself in the life and past times of the Georgians. Take a guided tour with William Cowper, see demonstrations of Georgian cookery, learn a Georgian dance and promenade like a Georgian. Have a go at traditional crafts and see local experts in action. A full day of fascinating demonstrations, informative talks, entertaining children’s activities and sweet refreshment. You’ll feel right at home with the Georgians.

Here’s a taster of what is in store for our visitors  –  with a detailed programme coming soon

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

NEW THIS YEAR  –    Talks, Demonstrations &  Activities in our 30 seater marquee in the Fruit & Veg Garden

  • How to play the Dulcimer by Caroline Riches
  • Georgian Cookery demonstrations: salads, medicine & decorations
  • Calligraphy – the art of letter writing
  • Bobbin Lace Making
  • Poetry Workshop –  help us be inspired to create poems to describe the day
  • Georgian Dress & Undress


Guided Tours of the house:  At home with William & Mary

Refreshments in the Courtyard Marquee

Join our Georgian Dancers of Amazing Grace in a gavotte

Splat the Rat

Printing & Crafts Activities and a Trail for the children

Children’s Dressing Up & photograph:  In Napoleon’s navy, a pirate on the 7 seas, Lord, Lady or Olney trades …

Become a member of the Knitting Circle – just how do you knit on needles in the round?

Do join us in your own period costume to add to the atmosphere ….. we look forward to welcoming you.

Event price: Free for visitors with an Annual Pass or when paying for entry to the Museum & Gardens on the day.  £2.00 for children 15 and under

At Home with the Georgians! Family Fun Day in Olney


July 14
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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