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December 2017

Spooky Walk! Historical Tour of Olney

Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meet outside the Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney
Bucks, MK464AJ United Kingdom
£10

This spooky walk will be led by our guide Tom on Friday 15th December, exploring some of the hidden corners and alleyways of the town.

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February 2018

Join Us for Opening Day 2018

February 13
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Join Us for Opening Day Why not drop in today as we open for our 2018 season Find out how William & Mary’s house move preparations are going Buy your commemorative Pancake Day Race aprons See our artist David Purvis at work as he creates a painting for our Cowper & Newton 250 year celebration Put in your bid to own this specially commissioned original painting Talk to us about our new National Lottery funded project Craft table & Family…

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to shorten winter’s sadness

February 13 @ 10:30 am - March 29 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Due to the success of our first exhibition of 2018 - 'to shorten winter's sadness' featuring the work of Katy and David Quinn, the exhibition is being extended until the end of March. David is originally from Tasmania and spent much of the 80s and 90s as a touring and recording musician. He is a photographer with a particular interest in fine art landscapes and seascapes - with the odd cityscape. In his more recent work, he uses long exposure techniques…

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Half Term Family Fun – Moving Day Trail

February 14 @ 10:30 am - February 17 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Moving Day Free children's trail in the house for half term week with your adult pass or entrance on the day Mr Cowper & Mrs Unwin moved into Orchard Side 250 year ago this February Collect your trail pack from the Museum Shop and help out with the house move Claim your helper's fee on a job well done

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March 2018

Easter Family Fun

March 24 @ 10:30 am - April 14 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£1.00

Join us for Easter fun for the family with trails, mazes & challenges throughout the Museum & Gardens

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April 2018

‘Stuff’ by Charlotte Prior

April 3 @ 10:30 am - April 27 @ 4:30 pm
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,
Free

Our exhibition for April, entitled 'Stuff', features the work of Charlotte Prior.
Influenced by the writing of Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Charlotte says she is drawn to the relationship between the theory and practise of art and design

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May 2018

Warm & Fiery by Naini

May 2 @ 10:30 am - May 31 @ 4:30 pm

May's exhibition in the Three Hares Gallery features the exciting work of Naini Ahluwalia. Naini's paintings, often created using bare hands, display her minimalist style and understanding of the subject and medium to produce unique pieces.

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

May 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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May Half-Term Family Trail ‘The Glowworm’

May 26 - June 2
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£1

May Family Trail, ‘The Glowworm’ for Half-Term. Our half-term trail is inspired by William Cowper’s poem ‘The Glow Worm.’ Follow the poem around the museum have a go at the garden quiz meet our toy glow worm, Greg! Trail £1 | Usual admission applies

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

May 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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June 2018

Hands On – Repair our Viper Barn

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

With our HLF renovations underway, we are concentrating on preserving our historic Viper Barn. Why not come along on Saturday 2nd June to a drop-in workshop to find out more - and you’ll have a chance to have a go yourself.

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Bucks Art Weeks 9th to 24th June – June Kingsbury

June 5 @ 10:30 am - June 29 @ 4:30 pm

Bucks Art Weeks (formerly known as Bucks Open Studios) runs this year from 9th to 24th June.  As before, the Three Hares Gallery will be participating in this event which encourages the public to visit any of over 500 makers and artists in over 200 working studios, galleries, churches and town hall across the county of Buckinghamshire. Our own Gallery will be showing the work of June Kingsbury and here she writes of her inspiration: I am nearly three years…

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Open Gardens Weekend – National Garden Scheme

June 9 - June 10
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,
£3.00

Open Gardens Weekend - National Garden Scheme Our beautiful gardens, in the heart of Olney, will be open on Saturday and Sunday in aid of the National Garden Scheme. 10:30am - 4:30pm Over the last 90 years, the NGS has raised over £50 million for nursing charities across the UK, thanks to the warm generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors. See lace-making demonstrations in the gardens.  Buy plants, and seeds harvested from our gardens.  Enjoy refreshments served in Cowper's Courtyard.  Your entrance…

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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Olney Open Gardens with Strawberries & Cream!

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Come and enjoy the sensory pleasures of our two peaceful gardens. William Cowper's 300 year old Summer House Garden contains medieval plants, herbs, heritage fruit & vegetables - all maintained organically. We are opening our gardens as part of Olney Open Gardens on Sunday 24th June between 12 midday and 5pm. We will be serving Strawberries and Cream with tea, coffee or squash in the Courtyard between 2 and 3:30pm. Entrance to the garden with Olney Open Gardens Event Passport. …

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

June 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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July 2018

Real Life : Exhibition by Charmian Hayes

July 4 @ 10:30 am - July 27 @ 4:30 pm

'Real Life' is the title of the latest exhibition by Charmian Hayes, a popular and welcome exhibitor in our Gallery. On show will be a wide range of work, including many new pieces (see below). Charmian studied art in Liverpool back in the dark ages when the Beatles were fab and we could all do the twist without falling over. For many years she had a “proper” job in IT (in the days when it was called ADP) and painting…

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Woodcarving Demonstration

July 7 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Woodcarving demonstration by talented members of the British Woodcarvers Association (BWA)     Woodcarving demonstrations! You might like a dabble in soap carving to start you off in this wonderful hobby! British Woodcarvers Association (BWA) exists to advance and promote the art and craft of wood carving and sculpture in all its forms.  Encourage the exchange of ideas between members Promote best practice Enable wood carvers and sculptors to promote their work to a wider audience. Meet regularly to carve, chat…

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

July 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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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. Here’s a taster of what is in store for you At Home with the Georgians

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Guided walk around Olney -South End

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£6.00

Follow in the footsteps of William Cowper and John Newton with our guided walk to explore the nooks and crannies of the south end of the town including the historic church, mill and tannery.

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

July 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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August 2018

Guided Walk to Cowper’s Alcove

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£10.00

A leisurely and fact filled historical guided walk though Olney to Weston Underwood, taking in the sights along the way.

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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