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    July 2016

    Hopping Hares – Family Fun for the Summer Holidays

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Saturday, September 3, 2016
    £1.00

    Hopping Hares... Where have Mr Cowper's pet hares got to now?  Under the table, avoiding the viper in the Viper Barn and escaping around the town.... Come and help us round them up   Craft table available everyday   Extra Craft activities on Tuesday mornings in August from 10.30 am - midday. Tuesday 9th August Tuesday 16th August Tuesday 23rd August Tuesday 30th August

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    August 2016

    Family Crafts in the Gazebo

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    Join us in the Gazebo and unleash your creative side -  or just enjoy sticking something! FREE

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    Family Crafts in the Gazebo

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Join us in the Gazebo and unleash your creative side -  or just stick something! FREE

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    Family Crafts in the Gazebo

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Unleash your creative side - or just stick something! FREE

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    October 2016

    Family Fun – Mouse Mayhem

    Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Saturday, October 29, 2016
    Museum, Orchard Side
    Olney,
    £1.00

    Family Fun Mouse Mayhem The nights are drawing in and the weather is getting colder. The animals are looking for a warm place to spend the Winter  …   Join us as we go on a Mouse Hunt around the Museum House and Gardens and track down the animals as they go into hibernation. Mouse Hunt in the Museum Find the hibernating animals in the dark of the Viper Barn by the light of your finger torch (incl in the price…

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    December 2016

    Winter Tails, Wildlife Art by John Tuff

    Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

    The Gallery is delighted to welcome local artist John Tuff with his exhibition of wildlife in chalk pastel.

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    May 2017

    Buzzing Trails & Things to Do for Families

    Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, June 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

    Half Term Holiday Family Fun at the Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney Butterflies & Bees                    Flowers, Plants & Gardening Trails around the gardens, in the Museum and the Gazebo Craft table every day  -   Extra crafts on Tuesday Adult Annual Pass £6.00  Children free  Trails £1.00 incl mini eraser

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    July 2017

    Hare Escape – Family Trails & Things to Do

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
    £1.00

    Mr Cowper's pet hares, Tiney, Bess & Puss heard all about the hot air balloon attempt at Weston Underwood  and decided to have a go themselves...

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    February 2018

    Half Term Family Fun – Moving Day Trail

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 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

    Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 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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    May 2018

    May Half-Term Family Trail ‘The Glowworm’

    Saturday, May 26, 2018 - Saturday, June 2, 2018
    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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    June 2018

    Hands On – Repair our Viper Barn

    Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 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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    July 2018

    At Home with the Georgians! Family Fun Day in Olney

    Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 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

    Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 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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    August 2018

    Sailing the Seven Seas Family Trail & Things to Do

    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 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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    September 2018

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

    Sunday, September 23, 2018 @ 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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    October 2018

    You Can’t catch Me … October half term Trails & Things to Do!

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 - Thursday, November 1, 2018

    You Can't Catch Me ... I'm The Gingerbread Man October Family Trails & Things To Do

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    December 2018

    Dickens of a Christmas in Olney

    Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Olney Town and Museum

    What’s going on at the Cowper and Newton Museum for Dickens of a Christmas this year? At the north end of the High Street: Our very own warming Mulled Wine to keep the chills away! In the Museum on the Market Place: Delicious hot chocolate, tea and coffee served all day in the Courtyard- warm up those hands! David Pibworth's magic show at 12pm, 2pm and 3pm in the Courtyard.  Olney is the Home of Amazing Grace - please fill our donation buckets and…

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    February 2019

    Children’s half term holiday trail

    February 19 @ 10:30 am - February 23 @ 4:30 pm
    The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
    Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
    £1.00

    Family Fun! Children's Half term Holiday Trail Tuesday 19th Feb -  Saturday 23rd Feb 'Big search! Where is it now?'  Celebrate the reopening of the Museum and gardens with our family half term holiday trail The decorators have been in & the house has been given a good clean ...  ... & many of Mr Cowper's & Mrs Unwin's belongings have moved to different locations. Come & join in the Hunt   Hope you can help! Children's trail £1 to…

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    March 2019

    Art Exhibition by Olney Art Group

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

    We're delighted to be able to give a warm welcome to the Olney Art Group, who are exhibiting with us throughout March 2019.   This group of local artists, led by Ken Knowles, is showing a range of works in different media, demonstrating what a pool of artistic talent we have here in Olney.

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    April 2019

    Easter Treats Trails & Things to Do

    April 5 @ 10:30 am - April 27 @ 4:30 pm
    The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
    Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
    £1.00

    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

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    May 2019

    May Half Term Children’s Trail – Hare Care

    May 28 @ 10:30 am - June 1 @ 4:30 pm
    Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
    Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

    May Half Term Children's Trail - 'Hare Care'.  Travel back in time 250 years to help William Cowper take care of his 3 pet hares – Puss, Tiney and Bess.

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