When visiting the Cowper & Newton Museum, why not spend some time enjoying our historic market town and its many attractions?

You can find out more about local places to eat & shop, as well as other places of interest to visit on the:

Visit Olney website here

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Looking to explore more of the town’s history & heritage?

Walks Around the Town

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  • LACE WALK  –   Find out about the buildings associated with the local lace trade in this on-line walk  here

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  • WICKER SCULPTURE WALK AROUND OLNEY – with a little bit of History…  (easy access)        Download the PDF here

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  • TOUR OF OLNEY MARKET PLACE 1800s – 1950s – Find out the history of the buildings around Market Place with this online tour  here.

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  • A WALK IN OLNEY MEADOWS & EMBERTON PARK –  Information from the Milton Keynes Natural History Society website  here

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  • HISTORY WALK ALONG HIGH STREET  –  Download the App walk for your smart phone at PocketSights

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  • CIRCULAR CYCLE TRAIL TO OLNEY STARTING ST WILLEN LAKE – Download the 22 mile route here

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Want to Find out Even More about the fascinating history of the Town?

Go to the Olney and District Historical Society website for Information, photographs, interviews, walks…  and more

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Find out about our famous Pancake Race       Don’t miss out this year

Are you eligible to enter?  Who won last year? Find out our links with Liberal in Kansas

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Olney Newton Link    Yes –  this is named after John Newton

The Olney-Newton Link, a local community charity whose aim is to advance education and relieve poverty in Newton, Sierra Leone by the provision of charitable assistance.