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May 2018

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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Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do

July 21 @ 10:30 am - September 4 @ 4:30 pm

Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do with Tales of pirates and adventures upon the seven seas, cats, rats & sea monsters

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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

Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do

August 1 @ 10:30 am - September 4 @ 4:30 pm
£1.00

Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do with Tales of pirates and adventures upon the seven seas, cats, rats & sea monsters

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Several Large Poems: Ben Field

August 1 @ 10:30 am - August 31 @ 4:30 pm

This is an exhibition by Ben Field of several large poems, including pieces about the M1 motorway, Apollo 11 astronaut Mike Collins, and Orchard Side — Cowper’s home in Olney.

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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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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

August 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
£3.00

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

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Guided Walk around Olney – North End

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£6.00

Why not come on a guided walk to find out about more about the NORTH end of town, including the Great Fires of Olney and life and trades of the 18th & 19th centuries.

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September 2018

Share Photography Exhibition

September 5 @ 10:30 am - September 28 @ 4:30 pm
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,
Free

Share Photography is an informal group of amateur photographers whose exhibitions aim to create the opportunity to present photographic prints and invite anyone interested to come along and enjoy them.

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Heritage Open Day in Olney

September 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,

Heritage Open Day in Olney      Heritage Open Day in Olney Relive Georgian life in Olney – the home of ‘Amazing Grace’. Walk back in time through the home of William Cowper, renowned 18th century poet and letter writer. Relax in the beautiful, tranquil gardens. Learn about John Newton’s famous hymn Amazing Grace and the Abolition of Slavery. Children’s trail and Georgian dressing up. The story of lace making and other local history. 10:30am - 12pm Refreshments in the Courtyard.…

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Final Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens for 2018

September 6 @ 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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Take a Virtual Walk with … William Cowper (MK LitFest @ the C&N Museum)

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Take a Walk with … William Cowper (MK LitFest@the Cowper & Newton Museum) Come along to our family friendly afternoon and find out more about the local poet who inspired the Romantic Poets

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