Take your Cultural Passport on a Dickens of a Christmas in Olney

Isabel Hicks | Dec 2018

For a real festive trip down through the ages, the Cowper & Newton Museum is open for the annual Dickens of a Christmas in Olney on Sunday, 9th December, between 10.30am and 4.30pm. With a magician and ‘splat the rat’ game, the children will be entertained, while the adults can indulge in hot chocolate or a mulled wine as they listen to the carol singers in the Courtyard.

A tardis of discovery, the  Cowper & Newton Museum  is open until December 14th from 10.30am until 4.30pm (every Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday 9th December). With its dedicated trails and numerous personal artefacts from William Cowper and John Newton, visitors are transported back to a different era.

Follow this up with a visit to Olney Library which regularly holds free activities for children, from reading, to Lego and crafts.*

Both the Cowper & Newton Museum, and the Olney Library are two of 17 cultural venues and libraries participating in Pedalling Culture’s Cultural Passport campaign. So once you have your two stamps, grab a spot of lunch at one of the many Olney eateries and take a wintery stroll through the Olney trails and Emberton Park.

To complete the Cultural Passport challenge, participants simply need to visit and explore FOUR of these venues,* between 1st December and Sunday 6th January 2019, receiving a stamp in their passports at each site.

All completed passports will be entered into a prize draw to win some fantastic prizes, including a £100 intu Gift Card and Robin Hood Pantomime tickets.

* Open 5 days a week from Tuesday until Saturday lunchtime.

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